animal liberation movement (documentaries)

by Hayduke555 | created - 28 Aug 2013 | updated - 21 Sep 2017 | Public

Documentaries about policy of groups like Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), etc. For educational purposes.

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1. The Animals Film (1981)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

The film offers a comprehensive examination of the exploitation of animals in modern society.

Directors: Myriam Alaux, Victor Schonfeld | Stars: Julie Christie, Richard Course, Sandy Dennis, Robin Howard

Votes: 126

2. Breaking Barriers (1986 TV Short)

15 min | Documentary, Short

An investigation of an AIDS research facility called SEMA prompted Dr. Jane Goodall, the world's foremost primate specialist, to call for its closure and the suspension of experiments using... See full summary »

Star: Ingrid Newkirk

Votes: 7

3. Hidden Crimes (1986)

78 min | Documentary

Film that affords you a glimpse into a world you were never meant to see: the hidden world of animal experimentation where grant-hungry, pseudo scientists are responsible not only for the ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Burgos | Stars: Bob Barker, Javier Burgos, Robert S. Mendelsohn, Hans Ruesch

Votes: 7

4. Britches (1986)

12 min | Documentary, Short

Portrait of a baby monkey, "Britches", who was artificially blinded as part of a $275,000 research project at the University of California at Riverside. Short scenes from the 1985 ALF ... See full summary »

Director: Lori Gruen

6. 48 Hours (1988– )
Episode: Animal Rights (1989)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, Crime

Labs, pounds, animal control, hunt saboteurs, farms. An introduction for the uninitiated public, which attempts the usual "balance" between viewpoints.

Votes: 5

7. No Gravy for the Cat (1990)

13 min | Documentary, Short

An expose of vivisector John Orem's ride on the federal grant gravy train that tells the remarkable story of how five cats slated for death at Texas Tech escaped on the underground railroad.

Director: Ann Chynoweth | Stars: Stephen Kaufman, Richard Kiley, Kenneth Stoller

Votes: 8

10. Animal Liberation 2: The Sequel (1995)

24 min | Documentary, Short

This video has been produced by various individuals to complement the original video "Animal Liberation - The Movie (1993)" and show how animal liberation has developed into the 90s'. Every... See full summary »

11. Kött är mord (1997 TV Movie)


Anna is a young vegan and animal rights activist. We follow her both in her everyday life and during a trip to Helsinki, where she participates in a large illegal demonstration against the fur industry.

Director: Mia Engberg

15. Rod Coronado: A Voice for Liberation (2000)

5 min | Documentary, Short

Rod Coronado is an indigenous traditionalist, earth warrior and convicted ALF activist who spent few years in a federal prison for actions carried out on behalf of the earth and the animals... See full summary »

Director: Mark Karbusicky | Star: Rod Coronado

Votes: 6

18. Animal Rights (2001)

22 min | Documentary, Short

"Animal Rights - a universal declaration" is a film featuring activist Heather Nicholson, psychologist Dr Richard Ryder, script by Alex Bourke, published by Vegetarian Guides and Innervision.

Directors: Alex Bourke, Harry Snell | Stars: Neil Johnson, Heather Nicholson, Richard Ryder, Albert Schweitzer

20. All My Heroes Still Wear Masks (2002)

16 min | Documentary, Short

An introduction to the Animal Liberation Front with underground footage from the 1980s to the present, using the campaign against Huntington Life Sciences as a case study of the need for ... See full summary »

Director: Aimee Lee | Stars: Kim Berardi, Darius Fullmer, Kevin Kjonaas, Andrew Stepanian

Votes: 5

23. Chattel (2003)

48 min | Documentary

"Chattel" focuses on several research animal facilities and the campaigns and individuals working to close them down. The film includes the story of Matt Rossell's two year undercover investigation at the Oregon Regional Primate Center.

Stars: Javier Burgos, Bill Dyer, Darius Fullmer, Jane Goodall

24. Dieren Bevrijdings Front (2003 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Barry Horne

Votes: 5

26. Testify! Eco-Defense and the Politics of Violence (2005 Video)

52 min | Documentary

A 50-minute video that discusses the tactics and philosophy of revolutionary environmentalism and animal liberation. Includes footage of ALF and ELF actions plus interviews with many direct-action environmentalists.

Director: Jana Rae Leiran | Stars: Judi Bari, Steven Best, George W. Bush, Darryl Cherney

Votes: 5

27. Strike Back (2005)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Kevin Kjonaas

Votes: 6

28. Huntingdon Life Sciences: Pure Evil (2005)

5 min | Documentary, Short

Undercover video at Hunting Life Sciences (HLS) proving Animal testing and Animal cruelty. HLS have been infiltrated and exposed a number of times in recent years. Each time horrific ... See full summary »

30. Animal Farm (2006 TV Short)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Mel Broughton, Keith Mann

Votes: 5

31. Animal People: The Humane Movement in America (2006)

84 min | Documentary

The media has well documented the great social justice issues of the past and present-19th century struggles over the abolition of slavery, providing women with the vote, protecting ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Kaskel | Stars: Nanci Alexander, Cleveland Amory, Neal Barnard, Gene Baur

Votes: 6

32. Angels of Mercy? (2006 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary on the legendary Animal Liberation Front activist Keith Mann.

Director: Yousaf Ali Khan | Stars: John Curtin, Tim Green, Celia Hammond, Angela Hamp

33. Behind the Mask (2006)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Melanie Arnold, Steven Best, Mel Broughton, Rod Coronado

Votes: 178

36. Winner Take All (2006)

9 min | Documentary, Short

Short film by Animal Rights Media East about Huntingdon Life Sciences and the fight against the company by activists in the U.S.

Star: Kevin Kjonaas

37. I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA (2007)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

A candid and introspective look at the extreme beliefs and motives of Ingrid Newkirk, the British-born co-founder and driving force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal-rights organization.

Director: Matthew Galkin | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Marc Bouwer, Ralph Dell, Priscilla Feral

Votes: 285

38. Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007)

R | 105 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.

Director: Curt Johnson | Stars: Greg Kelly, Paul Watson, Annemarie Lucas, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 190

41. This Is Vivisection (2008)

26 min | Documentary, Short

Film about vivisection, affording you to rare opportunity to see into the normally secretive world of animal experimentation. The footage contained in this film has been included in order ... See full summary »

45. The Animal People (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

A chilling portrait of what happens when activism rattles the institutions of power.

Directors: Denis Henry Hennelly, Casey Suchan | Stars: Steven Best, Heidi Boghosian, George W. Bush, Brian Cass

Votes: 200

46. Zelené hnutie (2011)

34 min | Documentary, Short

This amateur video tries to present green movement from its pre era to the presence. The first part briefly presents its specific streams, from green political parties to groups like Animal... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kralovic | Stars: Judi Bari, Steven Best, Darryl Cherney, Rod Coronado

Votes: 6

48. Radikálny environmentalizmus na Slovensku (2012)

10 min | Documentary, Short