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What’s on



SCREENING: 11am – 12:45pm DIRECTOR Q&A: 12:45pm – 1:15pm

This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Mick McIntyre and Director Kate Clere, facilitated by actress and passionate vegan advocate Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood www.kangaroothemovie.com



SCREENING: 1:30pm – 3:30pm DIRECTOR Q&A: 3:30pm – 4pm

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Sia, Dominion is the documentary sequel to 2014’s Lucent.

While Lucent focused mostly on the Australian pig farming industry, Dominion has a much broader scope as a comprehensive account of the numerous ways animals are used and abused in Australia. By exploring six primary facets of our interaction with animals – Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food – the film will question the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Chris Delforce, facilitated by animal activist and clinical psychologist Apoorva Madan.



KANGAROO: Mick McIntyre, Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Writer & Kate Clere, Director

SCREENING: 11am – 12:45pm DIRECTOR Q&A: 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Mick McIntyre and Kate Clere are multi-award winning documentary filmmakers. Mick combines his skills as a cinematographer with producing and directing. Kate uses her skills as a writer combined with directing to tell stories that inspire.

Their work has been reviewed in the New York Times, LA Times, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Their latest film KANGAROO a Love Hate story has been accepted for Academy Award consideration, CH. 7’s SUNRISE called “KANGAROO the most controversial Australian documentary ever released in America”

DOMINION: Chris Delforce, Writer/Director/Editor

SCREENING: 1:30pm – 3:30pm DIRECTOR Q&A: 3:30pm – 4pm

Chris Delforce is the founding director of animal rights organisation Aussie Farms, and for the last 7 years has been investigating and documenting farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitation industries across Australia. In 2014 Chris and team released Lucent, a documentary focusing on industry-standard pig farming, which led to his home being raided by police and subsequent charges laid for publication of photos and footage, in Australia’s first-ever ag-gag case. The follow-up film, Dominion, examines the numerous ways animals are used and abused by humans, challenging the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom

Following Lucent’s release, his home was raided by police, leading to Australia’s first-ever ag-gag trial, which was ultimately dismissed at trial in August 2017.



KANGAROO: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood

Arianwen is an actress and passionate vegan advocate. She stars in six seasons of Foxtel’s “A Place to Call Home” as the very British Olivia Bligh.

She recently took all her clothes off and breastfed her baby daughter naked for a PETA campaign raising awareness about the cruelty of bobby calf slaughter in the dairy industry. She is delighted to be part of this year’s Cruelty Free Festival.


DOMINION: Apoorva Madan

Apoorva is an Adelaide-based animal activist and clinical psychologist. She has been passionate about protecting animals since childhood, and as a result stopped eating animals at the age of 6. Nine years ago she began activism as an outreach volunteer for Animals Australia and has since studied vicarious trauma in animal activists in her Master of Clinical Psychology program, organised various outreach events and demonstrations, and has been an active writer and speaker for animal rights.

Apoorva aims to help the activist community in building their resilience and effectiveness by bringing her experience in psychology into advocacy. She is author of an online blog exploring moral philosophy, activism, and veganism (Psychology & Veganism), a research assistant for Dominion, and co-coordinator of Animal Rights South Australia, a grassroots activist team who organised events such as the 2018 Official Animal Rights March and Adelaide Dominion Premiere.


The Children’s Activities Corner is a space for families with children to relax and have some fun. This space focuses on providing some basic animal themed art activities for children. Target age group is 5 to 12 years, but younger children (accompanied by an adult) and older kids are welcome. There will be a limit of 10 children in the workshop area. All volunteers working in the area have a Working With Children Check.


Veronica Rios

A feature of the festival will be a digital exhibition display of the photography of Veronica Rios. Veronica was raised as a vegetarian and over 7 years ago she watched the Cove and next to it there was a link to Earthlings. She watched what she could and immediately went vegan. Veronica created a photography page which was originally called “Sydney Activism Photography”, as she needed a place to upload all the photos she had taken at the many events she attended. That page is now “The Forgotten Photography” which features the photos she take of animal victims to agriculture. Check out the large screen at the DJ booth to see Veronica’s beautiful work.


Veronica’s Bio: “I’m so grateful that my Mother was ahead of her time and raised me as a vego. I was born in Australia and left when I was 15 to my motherland Chile. 4 years ago I decided to come back to Australia. A few months after arriving I was at my 1st protest held by Sydney Pig Save, which was a few months old. Not long after that protest I was asked to join the committee. Since then I started an activism group to share events, petitions and rallies.

I was one of a group that founded the Cupcake Challenge which started in Townhall but then we took to Universities, I was also involved in the start up to street activism holding computers (1000 eyes) outside Event Cinemas in Sydney, which then grew into Anonymous for the Voiceless. I collaborated with The Save Poppy brand.

Aside from that I am a Sea Shepherd volunteer and have also been volunteering at Where Pigs Fly Sanctuary pretty much since it began. A place so close to my heart and my second family. About a year ago I also founded Sydney Bird Save, and helped start up the 1st Save in Chile and few others around NSW. Animals and photography have always been my passion”.


Milky T

Milky T is a DJ from Sydney’s Inner West playing a selection of sexy vintage vinyl. Her selections range from 50s-60s-70s spanning RnB, garage, psych-rock, soul, funk, rockabilly, mod + surf rock.

Stevie Dub

Stevie Dub is reggae afficionado and co-founder of the Inner West Reggae Disco Machine sound system crew, and host of Dubbers Rock radio show on Bondi Beach Radio. He plays a mix of soul, funk, reggae, RnB and Calypso.


Thank you to our generous stallholders for their donations to our raffle! Support Animal Liberation’s work and go in the draw to win some awesome prizes! Get your tix from the Info desk, or from our lovely roaming volunteer ticket sellers. Many more to come!!

Animal Liberation CFF 2018 T-Shirt (Unisex) $30
BAE Vegan Perfume 5 x Mini Bottles, 1 x 15ml oil based bottle (palm oil free) 1 x 30ml Spray Perfume (Alcohol Based) $100
Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher $70 gift voucher $70
Sea Shepherd Tote Bag, Drink Bottle, Hat $60
Authentic Turkish Gozleme pty ltd Gozleme meal for two with a drink $30
World Animal Protection World Animal Protection oceans pack: Tote bag, dolphin T-shirt, animal friendly luggage tag, ghost gear bracelet and Nathan Ferlazzo greeting card $70
Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story Cap and Tote bag $30
Voiceless; the Animal Protection Institute Voiceless Tote Bag $20
Vegan Card Voucher for a Vegan Card valid to the end of this financial year, and a t-shirt. $80
Cat Protection Society of NSW Cat Protection Tote bag and brooch $65
Paudha Healing Sweet Orange & Patchouli Face and Body Cream $35
Little Oak Sanctuary Little Oak A3 2019 Wall Calendar $25
Naamso Starter pack from the Bantu Collection , Timeless Antiaging Range $150
Animal Defenders Office ADO stainless steel water bottle and recycled note-book + pen $25
O!momo 2 x O!momo Frozen Vegan Momo Bags $40
Vegan Business Media A copy of the book Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business by Katrina Fox $20
Communicate 31 A handbook for vegans to understand and communicate their anguish of living in a non-vegan world by bestselling author, vegan psychologist and communications trainer Clare Mann $15
Animal Aid Abroad 1 canvas bag with a print of 2 donkeys. $10
Voiceless – The Animal Protection Institute Voiceless Tote Bag $25

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