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Behind the Mask: The Story of The People Who Risk Everything to Save Animals
Behind the Mask The Story of The People Who Risk Everything to Save Animals
Actors: Keith Mann, John Feldman, Rod Coronado, Kevin Jonas, Steven Best
Director: Shannon Keith
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 12min

The Animal Liberation Front, comprised of clandestine animal rights activists, is now labeled the number one domestic terrorist threat by the FBI. Director Shannon Keith goes Behind the Mask and captures the hearts and sou...  more »

     
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Actors: Keith Mann, John Feldman, Rod Coronado, Kevin Jonas, Steven Best
Director: Shannon Keith
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Politics
Studio: PM Press/Uncaged Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/02/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 12min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An amazing documentary
Art Villanueva | San Diego, CA USA | 08/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Almost in the same league as Earthlings, this documentary takes a look at animal cruelty from a different angle -- that of those that risk their freedom and life to help those that are least able to defend themselves, non-human animals. Labeled as the #1 domestic terrorist organization by the FBI, the ALF, or Animal Liberation Front, is really not an organization that has any structure, making it very difficult for authorities to shut down. It is an abstract entity in which people that have compassion for all animals carry out their missions.

The documentary is graphic, for sure, but I believe it is the most effective way of communicating the message. Watch this film and be moved. Then if you have not had enough tears of pain, or redness because of anger, watch Earthlings (narrated by Joaquin Phoenix)."
How far would you be willing to go for your beliefs?
Jack | 08/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some people think they're are heroes, some think they are terrorists, and others think they just some nuts. This DVD told me the REAL story of who they are and why they do what they do. No matter how you feel about them, you can't help but be amazed and inspired at the lengths these people are willing to go to for their beliefs, and some people might just change their minds after watching this."
The words of those trying to stop animal cruelty...
Harriet Vane | Los Angeles, CA USA | 02/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Their words are extremely powerful. If you want to understand the reality of the Animal Liberation Front and the humanity of those working within it, you can do no better than to watch this. It looks at the movement both in the UK and the US, and gives you not only interviews with activists withing the movement, but also footage liberated along with the animals during many of the ALF's raids.

It is also useful for any organizers to see how the movement is structured...or unstructured as the case may be. The ALF has a set of principles and anyone can form a chapter, carry out their own direct actions, and there is no communication between them. It really is an ingenious way of propagating the movement in the face of repression.

There were only two things that gave me pause on this film, the first is the beginning and ending footage of Martin Luther King, this comparison really bothers me. A lot. And the second was one of the women who went undercover in a lab, there's a weird screen behind her as she talks, but mostly it's because she fell in love with one of the monkeys because he was the most human...and that bothered me to.

But it's a great film, and a great introduction to the movements against animal cruelty, and a way to understand the importance of direct action in that movement."