It’s time again for the Seattle International Film Festival!
We have a special weakness for this Festival, and it has an uncanny tendency to include some very timely and touching animal related films. Just one of the sacrifices that must be made in the name of ongoing education.
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We’ve already had the opportunity to view two films that will be coming to the big screen within the next year which you may find interesting. Both were surprisingly engaging, and not necessary in expected ways.
Project Nim is based on the book Nim Chimpsy by Elisabeth Hess. It documents the story of a chimpanzee who was raised as a child in a human family and taught to communicate with sign language during the 1970s. It’s a fascinating, nuanced journey which may lead you in unexpected directions.
Buck is based on the life of Buck Brannaman, who is known as the “Horse Whisperer”. While most of his work in this documentary is shown working with horses, his philosophical training approach is universal. We all know this stuff, and to get a big screen reminder of how simple and effective it can be when used properly is heartwarming.
Another film we recently had an opportunity to view was Forks Over Knives. This is a fascinating perspective on the current human diet and its effect on obesity and disease. It makes the case for eating a whole food, plant based diet, taking a scientific approach.
If you enjoy movies, do yourself a favor and check out SIFF. And let us know your favorites. With more than 400 screenings, we can’t possibly see them all!