Film Guide 2021

Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights

Created in partnership with longtime HIFF supporter Zelda Penzel, this Signature Program provides a platform for filmmakers to share stories of inspiration and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals by bringing together animal advocacy, environmental and social justice issues, to engender respect for the dignity and rights of all living beings, and to encourage dialogue about how we treat and view animals as a community.


2021 Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights | documentary feature | 94 min East Coast Premiere In her documentary debut, acclaimed director Andrea Arnold (AMERICAN HONEY) turns her lens towards a dynamic subject of few words, a dairy cow named Luma residing on an English farm. We meet Luma du …

Directed by Andrea Arnold


2021 Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights | documentary feature | 98 min East Coast Premiere Every 24 hours a rhinoceros is illegally killed in South Africa. With unprecedented access to the realities of both the conservationists who put their lives on the line and the organized poachers th …

Directed by Garth de Bruno Austin