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News from Tribe of Heart, producers of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home and The WItness

This event is sponsored and hosted by The Tablet Newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

The Tablet Forum Presents
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
Friday, May 10th at 7:00 PM
Hugh P. Kirwan Performing Arts Center in Middle Village, Queens, New York

NYC Premiere Guests

FREE public screening with Father Frank Mann and special guests, filmmakers James LaVeck & Jenny Stein, film subject Harold Brown
Followed by Community Dialogue and Light Refreshments

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General Seating. Arrive early. Ticket holders will be admitted first, until 6:45 PM when non-ticketed members of the public will be admitted.


Hugh P. Kirwan Performing Arts Center
(Seating for 1400)
Christ the King High School
68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Queens

Map | Subway/Bus/Driving directions
Right next to"M" train Metropolitan Ave. stop
Free parking for up to 300 cars

Event MC:
Father Frank Mann

Video Watch this 6-minute video about Father Mann's journey to compassion for animals

Father Mann

Father Mann is an award-winning writer and gifted speaker known for his infectious enthusiasm and warm sense of humor. The Tablet Forum events, which he organizes, offer attendees the chance to view films, hear speakers, and participate in discussion of a wide range of topics which foster community and celebrate the potential we each have to make a difference for those most in need.

Father Mann’s own journey has been inspired by visionaries such as Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, who have shown compassion and moral leadership in the face of injustice. He recently had a deep personal awakening to the plight of animals, and has since incorporated the values of veganism and animal rights into his spiritual life and vision of a more just and peaceful world. 

The New York City premiere of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home is the first Tablet Forum to explore the ethical dimensions of our society's relationship to animals. Tribe of Heart is honored to work with Father Mann and to participate in the Tablet Forum's ongoing community dialogue. Please join us!

The Tablet

The Tablet newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn offers a Catholic perspective on news and opinion from Brooklyn and Queens, and is the sponsor and host of the Tablet Forum.

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calf runningAbout the film
Open your eyes. Trust your heart. Take the Journey...

In this award-winning film that audiences are calling “a life-changing experience,” animal farmers struggle with their conscience and share powerful stories of transformation and healing. Their testimony, combined with rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives of animals, create an unexpected and unforgettable portrait of farm life.

78-min documentary. Parental guidance suggested for children under 13)

Mama Hen
Mama Hen & Baby Chick
Watch this 2-minute scene from
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

Love Over Fear
Watch this inspiring 26-minute featurette about the making of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

Special Guests:

Harold Brown, film subject
A fifth-generation farmer, Harold worked in animal agriculture for half his life. In Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, he shares the touching story of how he broke away from the traditions of his upbringing to forge a new way in the world, based on his desire to live in harmony with his most deeply held values.

Jenny Stein and
James LaVeck, filmmakers

Inspired by the idea that "one person's change of heart can change the world," Jenny and James co-founded the Ithaca, NY-based charitable non-profit organization, Tribe of Heart. Their documentaries have appeared in 80 film festivals around the world and won 17 top awards, including five for Best of Festival and 12 for Best Documentary. Their work has appeared on PBS, Link-TV and FreeSpeech TV.

Audiences are saying...

"Phenomenal film. Life-changing."

"I felt 'whole' after watching the film. It makes connections that I don't encounter in everyday life. It made me feel larger than myself, like I am a part of something bigger."

“Touched my heart and opened more compassion, kindness and mercy in me.”

"Beautiful. Courageous. It has raised my awareness to a whole new level."

"The first time I cried and laughed at the same time. I feel awakened and alive."

"This is by far the best film on our modern agricultural system, and an alternative view, that I have ever seen."

"It has re-awakened in my soul what I have known all along... Thank you."

"We are truly all connected, and this documentary shows this better than anything else out there."

"Very clarifying, morally and ethically."

"It’s hard to communicate the number of feelings that enveloped me while viewing this film. The emotions of the audience surrounded and touched me as an ocean of compassion."

"Moving and honest."

"Our world needs this message -- it was heartfelt, tragic, hopeful and inspiring. I'm overwhelmed and grateful."

"I can honestly say that after seeing this film, I am changed for the better."

"This film reminds me to live with heartfelt connections to animals, people and the earth."

"My heart has been broken, and opened."

“Not only is ‘the journey home’ about our individual and collective journeys to truth and justice, but the animals’ journeys ‘home.’ They are our teachers if we will only listen -- hear them -- and learn. Maybe this is ‘the one’ that will awaken the collective. I can only hope.”

"Everyone on the planet needs to see this film. I am deeply moved."

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Tribe of Heart logoTribe of Heart is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces award-winning, life-changing films about the journey of awakening conscience and the ethics of the human-animal relationship. As a small organization with a big vision, we depend on the power of our community to make our programs come to life. Thank you for the many ways you help Tribe of Heart encourage positive, peaceful transformation.

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