Jun 29, 2010
(Denis Henry Hennelly, 2010, USA)
Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action, while his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. At the same time, the film follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization as she fights within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.
For over 15 years, Darius Fullmer has been on the front line of the struggle for animal liberation, beginning with founding the animal rights student group at New York University and the New Jersey chapter of the Animal Defense League. In 2006, he was convicted in the highly controversial SHAC7 case, in which above-ground activists were sentenced to federal prison for organizing a hard-hitting campaign against notorious animal-abusing laboratory Huntingdon Life Sciences. Most recently, Darius returned from Antarctica after volunteering with Sea Shepherd's campaign to directly intervene against illegal whaling.
Josh Harper is a long time activist from the Northwest who has utilized a broad spectrum of tactics, from the sabotaging of whale hunts to the production of videos promoting direct action tactics. After nearly 20 arrests he was convicted in 2006 of two terrorism related counts for speeches he made during the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences and spent three years in federal prison. He is currently a founding member of the Animal Rights Education Alliance and one half of the Vegan Threat podcast.
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