The Witness

$15.00

In the award-winning documentary THE WITNESS, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and ultimately, to bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York.

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In the award-winning documentary THE WITNESS, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and ultimately, to bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York.

Awards:
Best Documentary Award: New Jersey International Film Festival
Outstanding Breakthrough Documentary Award: CineWomen New York
Gold Audience Award (Best of the Festival): Crested Butte Reel Fest
Best Documentary Award: Canyonlands Film Festival
Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature: Brooklyn Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature: Brooklyn Film Festival
Best Short Film in Animal Advocacy: Artivist Film Festival
1st Place, Advocacy/Public Policy and Awareness Category: Latham Foundation Search for Excellence Video Awards Program

Credits:
Directed and Edited by Jenny Stein
Produced by James LaVeck
Photography by Jason Longo
Sound by Jane Greenberg
Use of the song “Angel”courtesy of Sarah McLachlan and Nettwerk Productions, Sony Music/Arista Records

www.tribeofheart.org

2004

43 mins

 

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Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.5 in
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Reviews

  1. “THE WITNESS is one man’s truth that cries out for mass exposure… may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made”
    Howard Rosenberg, LOS ANGELES TIMES

    “If eyes are truly the ‘window to the soul,’ be prepared to have your window thrown wide open. THE WITNESS will touch cells in your body you haven’t felt in years. It’s a simple yet multifaceted tale. It’s a story of a man moved by cats; a story of compassion and animal consciousness; a story of Eddie the Philosopher Contractor from Brooklyn. It’s also a story of miracles, of change, and of the difference one person can make.”
    VEG NEWS by Joseph Connelly

    “This remarkable film, ostensibly about the fur industry, is really about transcendence, redemption and, at its core, the discovery and understanding of love… Please buy this video and show it to everyone you can.”
    Marla Rose, Editor, VEGAN STREET WEB SITE

    “Once in a while, something comes along that really changes our lives. It could be a single sentence uttered by a prolific speaker deep within a lecture. It could be a book, such as ‘Diet for a New America’ or ‘Silent Spring.’ Or it could be a film like ‘The Witness,’ a documentary so poignant that being given the opportunity to watch it is almost like a gift.”
    Maribeth Abrams, VEGETARIAN VOICE MAGAZINE

    “The Witness is the Cat’s Meow of activism… as a statement, its power is stunning… Measured and bewildering, The Witness allows us to do just that: to witness, to watch, with jaws dropped and eyes moist. See it — you’ll be changed.”
    Isa Tousignant ,THE HOUR – Montreal News Weekly

    “It’s risky business referring to any presentation as epiphanic. Yet ‘The Witness’ might merit the term… The psychology is clear, if unstated: If a tough guy like Eddie can nuzzle his favorite cat, can love animals and fight for them, then damn it, so can we!”
    Christopher Potter, THE ANN ARBOR NEWS

    Once a heavy smoker and drinker and now a vegetarian and animal rights advocate who believes that food and fur bearing animals share the same fears, feelings and intelligence as our treasured pets, Lama speaks passionately about his cause. Effective and never oversensationalized, this thought-provoking production will move both adult and teen viewers.
    Candace Smith, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S BOOKLIST

    “This award-winning video, endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States, should be considered a tool to promote kindness toward animals. Recommended for upper-level school, academic, and public libraries.”
    Marianne Eimer, LIBRARY JOURNAL

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