Film Guide 2019

Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights

The Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights program provides a platform for filmmakers to share stories of inspiration and tools for creating a safe and humane world for all living beings, encouraging dialogue about how we treat and view animals as a community.

The Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award is presented to a film in this section that raises public awareness and provokes discussion about contemporary issues of social concern, with a focus on the rights, as well as the moral and ethical treatment of animals. The award is given to a film that inspires compassion, motivates action and compels change.

Made possible, in part, by the generous contributions of: • John Bradham • Alan Ceppos & Frédéric Rambaud • Pat Field Photography • Zelda Penzel • Andrew Sabin Family Foundation • Sony & Maurice Schotland Foundation


2019 Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights | feature documentary | 81 min New York Premiere Through the eyes of two new recruits joining the team of caretakers at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, KIFARU explores the often brutal and painstaking process of protecting and caring for Sudan, t …

Directed by David Hambridge


2019 Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights | feature documentary | 99 min • Winner, 2019 Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award” As a lifelong defender of underwater ecosystems and the wildlife within, Paul Watson has established himself over 40 …

Directed by Lesley Chilcott