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ABOUT THE FILM

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, RIGHT TO HARM exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.

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SCREENINGS

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Global Peace Film Festival

    7:30pm SunTrust
  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019

    Springfield, Missouri Screening

    1pm Moxie Cinema | Filmmakers in attendance
  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Iowa Independent Film Festival (Clear Lake, IA)

    5:15pm The Lake Theatre
  • Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019

    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

    4:15pm Cinema Nova
  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Poopapalooza Screening (Ixonia, WI)

    4:30pm Poopapalooza | Filmmaker Annie Speicher in attendance
  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019

    Indiana Premiere (Fort Wayne, IN)

    7pm Rhinehart Recital Hall | Filmmaker Matt Wechsler in attendance
  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019

    Brooklyn Film Festival (NY Premiere)

    6pm Wythe Hotel | Q&A with Mark Bittman
  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Duluth Superior Film Festival

    3:30pm Zinema | Followed by panel discussion
  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Kewaunee County Premiere

    7pm James May North | Q&A with filmmaker
  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Arizona International Film Festival

    3pm The Screening Room | Followed by a panel discussion
  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    Cleveland International Film Festival

    11:20am Tower City Cinemas | Q&A with Filmmakers and cast members
  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    Cleveland International Film Festival

    4:50pm Tower City Cinemas | Followed by a panel discussion
  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Midwest Premiere (Peoria, IL)

    7pm Peoria Riverfront Museum | Free Admission | Followed by a panel discussion
  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

    6:00pm The Wilma

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OUR TEAM

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MATT WECHSLER

Director / Cinematographer

Matt Wechsler is an award winning documentarian, sustainable food activist and urban gardener from Evanston, Illinois. His passion for filmmaking started when he was ten years old and has blossomed from making short films to exposing social injustice around the country. His 2012 New York Emmy-nominated documentary, Different is the New Normal, aired nationally on PBS and was narrated by Michael J. Fox. His latest film, Sustainable, is now available on Netflix and received the 2016 Accolade Global Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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ANNIE SPEICHER

Director / Producer

Annie is a creative storyteller, filmmaker and sustainable food advocate. She started her career in television, editing Rick Bayless’ Mexico: One Plate at a Time. When she began working with Matt at Hourglass Films, she found her true calling in documentary film. Recently, she produced her first feature-length documentary, Sustainable, which explores America’s food system and how we can protect it for future generations. An expert producer, director, sound recordist and Hoosier at heart, Annie brings a boundless love for humanity to every production.

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MARK BITTMAN

Executive Producer

Mark Bittman is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and The New York Times number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday Magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. Throughout his career Bittman has strived for the same goal: to make the food, in all its aspects, understandable.

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KENDRA KIMBIRAUSKAS

Executive Producer

Kendra Kimbirauskas is an Oregon-based farmer who grew up on a Midwestern dairy farm. She has worked with the non-profit Socially Responsible Agricultural Project on its grassroots organizing and informational campaigns to hold factory farms accountable. Kendra has also collaborated with Sierra Club and the Oregon League of Conservative Voters, and co-founded the group Friends of Family Farmers. She and her husband currently farm 70 acres near Scio, Oregon, where they raise heritage breed animals.

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REVEN FELLARS

Executive Producer

Reven Fellars brought Robert Leathers to Chicago some thirty years ago to help with the design of Oz Park’s community-built children’s playground. More recently she has been involved with Chicago’s school food program, Cooking Up Change, Healthy Schools Campaign and other innovative sustainable food operations. Reven was also an executive producer on the 2016 documentary Sustainable by Hourglass Films.

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BESS CELIO

Executive Producer

Bess Celio was the founding Board Chair of the Healthy Schools Campaign, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to ensuring all students have access to healthy school environments where they can learn and thrive. For the past 20 years she has been involved with promoting local sustainable food projects and creating access to healthy food that is affordable and sustainably produced. Bess was also an executive producer on the 2016 documentary Sustainable by Hourglass Films.

CONTACT

Please send inquiries to:

info@righttoharm.film

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