Dominion is the feature-length 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 questions the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.
Drawing heavily from the Aussie Farms Repository so as to contain the most recent, highest-quality footage from across the country, Dominion also employs emerging technologies such as aerial drones to capture new perspectives and examine the wider context of animal exploitation upon our landscape and within our society.
Dominion was announced in October 2015 with a crowdfunding campaign which raised over $19000, and in December 2015 received a grant from animal protection institute Voiceless. A further crowdfunding campaign finished in January 2018.
Presented free and open to the public. Because of the graphic nature of slaughterhouses, parental discretion is advised, and we recommend 14+yrs of age.
4-4:15 free food sample and information in the lobby
4:25-6:30 Dominion Screening
6:30-6:40 Brief Intermission
6:40-7:20 Panel Discussion
7:20-7:45 Q and A
7:45-8:00 an opportunity for additional lobby time
Panelists: STACY GORDON STERLING- Professor of Law, Blewett School of Law, who will discuss Ag-Gag law and how it affects Montanans, BART MIHAILOVICH- U.S. Organizing Manager for Waterkeeper Alliance and Chair of the City of Missoula's Energy and Climate Team, who will discuss the environmental implications of industrial slaughterhouses and UMA GRAHAM- Community Plant-Based Ambassador, who will discuss the intersectionality of slaughterhouses and approachable solutions.