Documentary Film Screening & Discussion
Each year, the Compassion Arts Festival features a film screening to highlight the art of documentary filmmaking and illustrate some of the many ways in which film can be an instrument for exploring holistic non-violence, compassionate living, and our connection with all life. This year’s film, A Prayer for Compassion, is a feature length documentary that examines the tenets of traditional religions and the nature of being on a spiritual path in order to reflect on the Golden Rule in relation to the life we share with the planet and our circle of compassion. The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest across America and the globe as he asks the question, “Can we embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?”
The screening will be followed by a Skype talk and Q&A session with one of the documentary’s producers, Victoria Moran of Main Street Vegan, and will be emceed by Marlene Narrow of WCUW’s Vegan Nation radio program. The evening will conclude with an informal discussion and gathering in community with light vegan snacks.
About A Prayer for Compassion
A Prayer for Compassion strives to inspire the Golden Rule for all and encourage those already on a religious or spiritual path to expand their circles of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value. The film is directed by Thomas Wade Jackson and produced by Victoria Moran, Sailesh Rao, Everett Phillips, Holger Eick, and Patti Breitman.
“This film reminds us that no being should be exempt from grace, kindness, and compassion,” – Moby
Price and Registration
This program is a “love offering” or “pay what you can” to help us cover the event expenses.
No advanced registration is necessary but seating is limited to 50 people. Doors open at 6:30pm. For questions, email email@example.com.
About Victoria Moran
Victoria Moran is the lead producer of A Prayer for Compassion and the bestselling author of 13 books. She is the host the Main Street Vegan radio show/podcast, as well as an inspirational speaker, certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP), and founder/director of Main Street Vegan Academy. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show twice and been featured in O Magazine, USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Vegetarian Times, Veg News, Women’s Day, Mothering, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, and other media. She devotes her life and work in support of a kinder, gentler world.
About Marlene Narrow
Marlene Narrow is the founder and host of Vegan Nation Radio, a radio show featuring interviews, news, and vegan music from around the nation and world. Since January 2015, Vegan Nation has broadcast weekly on Thursdays at 4:00pm EST on WCUW 91.3 FM Worcester, Massachusetts. The show also live streams worldwide at wcuw.org and is archived at www.wcuw.org/vegannation. Marlene has been a World Peace Diet Facilitator since 2012 and holds a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences/Health Education.
We wish to gratefully acknowledge Charles Fillmore, the founder of Unity Church who chose to be an ethical vegetarian more than 130 years ago, whose philosophy and writings about animals and spirituality seeded a vision to co-create a world that works for all.