Inside the Project's First Feature-Length Film


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Animals are an intimate part of the human experience. We celebrate some in books and art, invite others into our homes, and involve vast numbers in industries producing food, materials, entertainment and experiments. The relationships we have with animals can tell us a lot about ourselves, and in the project's first feature-length film Caroline Kraus takes to the road with her dog Henry to explore the areas of human activity that bring other species into our sphere, illuminating what connects us, where we draw lines, and where we appear to be headed together.

Viewers follow the team as they drive across and around the US, meeting farmers and bioethicists, scientists and authors, sociologists and horse trainers, sanctuary founders, social activists, hunters, wildlife conservationists, veterinarians and more.

By taking to the road and engaging with people who work in animal industries, as well as people who defend animals from use, a dialogue emerges around using other beings in the best of circumstances and conditions, with caring farmers, thoughtful equestrians, concerned veterinarians and compassionate research scientists. Given the most humane methods of training, confinement and killing, can we justify doing to animals what we would never allow done to ourselves?

In the process of exploring that question, MOMENTS OF TRUTH offers a window into the lives and concerns of our fellow humans and other species, and the environments we share.


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