Cover for the film, Peaceable Kingdom.

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

1h 18m

NR

2009

Last Updated: 27 July 2021Published On: 24 December 2014

Peaceable Kingdom explores the awakening conscience of several who grew up in traditional farming culture and now question their way of life.

Cover for the film, Peaceable Kingdom.

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

1h 18m

NR

2009

Last Updated: 27 July 2021Published On: 24 December 2014

Peaceable Kingdom explores the awakening conscience of several who grew up in traditional farming culture and now question their way of life.

NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS

Synopsis

A riveting story of transformation and healing, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.

Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma.

Interwoven with the farmers’ stories is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly-trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold.

With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as living commodities, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.

About the Filmmakers

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home was produced by James LaVeck and directed by Jenny Stein. Find out more about the film at peaceablekingdom.org.

Critic Reviews

“In Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, animal farmers struggle with matters of conscience. Their powerful testimony and rare footage illustrating the emotional lives of animals come together in an unexpected story of transformation and healing. This 78-minute documentary, which has been described by many viewers as a “life-changing” experience, offers an unforgettable portrait of farm life.”

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