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What's done in the dark will be brought to light: Lucent screenings in QLD

Wed 4 Feb 2015 by Vegans in Toowoomba

What's done in the dark will be brought to light.

LUCENT is an award-winning documentary screening in March in both Toowoomba and Dalby. Narrated by Lindsay McDougall (The Doctor from Triple J), this documentary explores the darker side of Australia's pig farming industry through a combination of hand-held and hidden camera footage.

Special Guest Chris Delforce, movie producer of Lucent, will introduce the documentary at the venues listed below, followed by a Q&A.

His documentary highlights the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the industry as standard practice.

Delforce says: “Lucent comprehensively busts two common myths about Australian animal agriculture – that cruelty ‘doesn’t happen here in Australia like it does in other countries’, and that any cruelty that does occur here is limited to ‘rogue operators’ and doesn’t represent the industry as a whole.”

“The film focuses almost entirely on the industry-standard, legal practices that, despite being so widespread, have remained hidden from the public; practices such as prolonged confinement, surgical mutilation without pain relief, artificial insemination, filthy and crowded ‘free range’ sheds, the use of gas chambers at all major pig slaughterhouses, and much more. These are all practices that we would never allow to be carried out on dogs, yet pigs – who are just as intelligent – are afforded no legal protection from this relentless abuse and exploitation.”

SCREENINGS:

TOOWOOMBA: Thursday 5th March 2015, 6.30pm
Newtown Community Hall, 49 Rome Street

DALBY: Friday 6th March 6:30pm
Myall Youth & Community Network Centre, Cnr. Drayton & Nicholson Street

COST:  $10 p/p (includes vegan hot dogs and ice cream cones)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Call or text 0412 775 678