Interviews, Video Favorites, and more! Bringing humane topics to the forefront.
EweTube acts as a tool to advance understandings of the issues impacting our animal family. Whether it be conducting interviews to investigate and share about topics or sourcing unique media that is expressing meaningful ideas and new ways forward, this library is meant to teach, bring humor and enable connections.
Don't be sheepish - watch a few!
Editor at Resurgence, speaking with PAHS' Erin Scott on April 26, 2008.
Satish is an internationally respected author and teacher of reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity
Filmmaker and author Joe Camp shares insights with PAHS on August 21, 2008.
Best known for creating the renowned BENJI films, Joe is also a speaker, advocate, and recent author of The Soul of a Horse.
Interview topics with Joe CampAs a storyteller, what was the impetus for creating Benji?
How are dogs and horses different and how are they alike?
Describe originating factors for widely-held ideas about horses.
How is “relationship” a key theme in The Soul of a Horse?
What is the current paradigm driving human-animal relations?
What is necessary to shift the current paradigm?
Lucy Spelman, DVM
Lucy Spelman, with the Mountain Gorilla Vet Project, talks with PAHS' Erin Scott on October 17, 2008.
Currently based in Africa for her work with MGVP, Lucy is the former director of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has been featured on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.
Jeffrey Masson, Ph.D.
Author Jeffrey Masson speaks with PAHS' Erin Scott on May 20, 2009 at Tilden Nature Area's "Little Farm".
Jeffrey (Jeff) Moussaieff Masson is a prolific writer specializing in explorations of animal emotions and veganism. He speaks internationally and lives in New Zealand with his family.
Ecofeminist Marti Kheel speaks with PAHS' Erin Scott on May 20, 2009.
Marti is a prominent writer and activist in the areas of ecofeminism, animal advocacy, and environmental ethics whose holistic philosophy effectively bridges these seemingly disparate movements.
Interview topics with Marti KheelEmpathy, awaring to the world view, and actualizing deep change.
The value of an ecological model for creating empathy.
Nicolette Hahn Niman
Environmental lawyer Nicolette Hahn Niman shares her findings with PAHS' Erin Scott on June 6, 2009.
Nicolette Hahn Niman, formerly with Waterkeeper Alliance, is an attorney and livestock rancher who speaks about the inhumane realities and environmental impacts of industrialized livestock production.
Interview topics with Nicolette Hahn NimanNicolette speaks about the ranch and shares her background.
“Righteous Pork Chop”: Goals and largest learnings.
The difference between family farms and factory farms.
Pigs: Intelligent, social, complex, and in need of nature.
Industrial animal agribusiness and environmental laws.
How has your research impacted your actions as a new mom? Investigations and dietary changes, choices and health.
Samia McCully, ND
Naturopath Samia McCully discusses vegan nutrition with PAHS' Ben Davidow on November 15, 2010.
An expert in natural medicine, Dr. McCully is a graduate of Bastyr University. Her philosophy is that optimal health can only be reached when every component of wellness is addressed.
Planting the seeds to grow a more compassionate world.
Community, fun, inspiration, information and solutions blossomed at our second annual Humane Planet Expo in 2010. In honor of World Animal Day and World Farm Animal Day (and perfectly occurring on Mohandas Gandhi's birthday), thirty three groups, organizations, artists and individuals - all working to create a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world – joined together and created a diverse yet united presence.
Video and interview segments from the event
Humane Planet Expo 2010
Matt Stoecker with Beyond Searsville Dam
Chef Patti Searle with Thrivin' Edibles
Katy Tanis with Daughter Earth
James Kao with Green Citizen
Susan Davis with Good & Green Radio
Bart Anderson with Transition Palo Alto
In 2010, PAHS launched a film competition to highlight animal welfare issues while eliciting an educative deepening through the creative process. This "Humane Planet Film Contest" sought unique perspectives on humane issues and any innovative solutions to arise through the process of filmmaking. Entrants between the ages of 14 and 24 were the target demographic, and they were asked to submit short films at 3-minute approximate lengths). Because the issues that impact animals always involve people and planet in some way (if not many ways), the filmmakers were invited to explore the interrelatedness of the topic they chose to explore. PAHS was thrilled with the entries received! Below you may view our winners as well as our honorable mentions. Enjoy.
Director Godfrey Reggio, known for his breathtaking Qatsi film trilogy including Koyaanisqatsi (Life Out of Balance), has created a poetic combination of music and images created from the finest existing footage from the naturalist film field, interwoven with original images and accompanied by a continuous soundtrack composed by Philip Glass. Anima Mundi was designed to celebrate the Biological Diversity Campaign of WWF and to create feelings and emotions which, through rich, striking and breathtaking images from Nature may lead its viewers to feel that they are truly a part of the natural world. The title, 'Anima Mundi', reproposes a concept which, throughout the history of mankind from ancient times, conjures up a harmonic principle controlling the laws of life on earth in all its various forms and relationships. Natural order and beauty arebased on differences and the endless variety of species, elements, beings and systems which together form a marvelous balanced and harmonious Whole.
BEE, a film short by Norwegian filmmaker Eva Bakkeslett.
Eva beautifully explores the life of bees through intimate camera work and discussions with experts on their value, their complex network of relationships, and their manifestation of re-emerging principles such as love and attraction.
Earth Pilgrim: A Year on Dartmoor, part BBC 2's Natural World Series.
Follows Satish Kumar as he speaks of his reverence for nature.
Wendy Francisco wrote, sang and animated “GoD and DoG”, this sweet and moving musical video short. Wendy's involvement with music began at a young age -- she learned guitar at age 8 and began to write her own songs. Since, she has traveled all over the United States and beyond doing concerts and other projects (you may remember her voice at the front of the NBC sitcom “Dear John” with Judd Hirsh). Most recently, Wendy created the You Tube video, GoD and DoG, which was her first animation. The video received a million views in its first 40 days!
Professor Emeritus of Evolutionary Biology at Boulder's University of Colorado
Here Marc summarizes his findings and perspective about animal behavior, cognition and emotions. Marc is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also an ambassador for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens, and prisoners, and also is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Jane co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000.
“One Rat Short” is a work of love created by Alex Weil and Charlex Films. Taking place in two worlds - one gritty, grimy, and dark and the other sterile and so brightly lit that one feels the need to turn away – two rats from different worlds find each other through a brief circumstance. Amidst the amazing computer graphics, the story evokes compassion, awareness and inquiry, softly and effectively. With no dialogue, allow the quiet moments to fill you in-between the dynamic action sequences. Influenced by The Red Balloon, “One Rat Short” offers us fortunate viewers a similar tone of melancholy and innocence in this storyteller's story full of heart and quiet poignancy.
Social psychologist, Professor, and Author
Melanie Joy, Ph.D. teaches psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is the leading researcher on carnism, the ideology of meat production and consumption. She is the author of Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation. In this interview, Dr. Joy discusses her groundbreaking new book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows which explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism. Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms. Like other "isms" (racism, ageism, etc.), carnism is most harmful when it is unrecognized and unacknowledged. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows names and explains this phenomenon and offers it up for examination. Unlike the many books that explain why we shouldn't eat meat, Joy's book explains why we do eat meat — and thus how we can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers.
Author, Poet, Critic, and Farmer
Wendell Berry was writing about the virtues of slow food and sustainable agriculture decades before it became fashionable. Here, he speaks to KQED's Michael Krasny on November 3, 2009, to discuss “Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food,” his new book of essays. Berry is the author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors of which some include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1962), a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (1965), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Jean Stein Award (1987), the Ingersoll Foundation's T. S. Eliot Award (1994), the John Hay Award (1997), the Lyndhurst Prize (1997), and the Aitken-Taylor Award for Poetry from The Sewanee Review (1998). The details within Berry's perspective are different than some we've interviewed here on EweTube, however he like the others all provide facets of what it means to be an ethical, “relationed” human.