LOS ANGELES, Aug 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Why on Earth the compelling new feature-length documentary from a prominent animal advocate and filmmaker, Katie Clearylaunches today in the United States and Canada. The powerful movie is now available on major streaming and cable platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Vimeo, and Hoopla.
The gripping film takes a comprehensive look at our current condition as a people; uncovering many issues affecting our natural world and the animals that inhabit it, revealing the vital connection between humans, animals and the growing plant-based movement.
Why on Earth features exclusive interviews with well-known leaders in the worlds of entertainment, sports, animal advocacy and conservation, including fellow filmmaker Clint Eastwood, who shares his love for animals in the film, stating “I appreciate the beauty of them, dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, I just love seeing everything live; I love living things.” The film also features interviews with famous names, including Maggie Q, Kristin Bauer, John Salley, Shannon Elizabeth, Leilani Munterand Dan Richardson.
Shot with a RED camera by Director of Photography, Hunter Nolan, Why on Earth was filmed in five countries, including: South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexicoand the United States. Rarely-seen footage shows the people on the ground fighting to protect critical species, including endangered orangutans due to rapid deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra for the extraction of palm oil, the depletion of the shark population in South Africa due to the illegal trade in shark fins and the poaching of nearly extinct African elephants, rhinoceroses and lions to sell their parts on the black market.
Why on Earth also features poignant interviews with Damien Mander (founder of International Anti-Poaching Foundation) along with his all-female anti-poaching team, Akashinga, as well as Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas (Chairman and Co-Founder of Orangutan Foundation International), Alison Towner (Marine Biologist, Save Our Seas Foundation), Paul Hilton (Conservation Photographer, Racing Extinction), Jim Abernethy (Conservationist, Photographer, Filmmaker), Shawn Heinrichs (Cinematographer, Racing Extinction), Wilfred Chivell (CEO of Marine Dynamics), Ian Singleton (Program Director, Pan Eco), Panut Hadisiswoyo (Founder of Orangutan Information Center), the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust team and Petronel Nieuwoudt (Founder of Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary), among many others.
“We are excited that ‘Why On Earth’ will be available to the public everywhere the United States and Canada to raise awareness and create positive change to mainstream this movement to save our planet’s most critical species,” noted Cleary, who is also the founder and president of the animal welfare organization Peace 4 Animals and the popular animal news network. World Animal News: “There are simple things we as humans can and should do to prevent the destruction of our rainforests and impose tougher penalties on poachers who kill endangered and threatened species.”
Cleary’s previous award-winning documentary, Give Me Shelter, premiered on Netflix in 2015.
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SOURCE Peace 4 Animals