Eating Animals Film Screening Photos

Thank you for joining us at the Screening of Eating Animals on February 27th!

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Christopher Quinn (GOD GREW TIRED OF US), EATING ANIMALS is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed back against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

We had a wonderful panel discussion moderated by Ann Gentry, Founder - Real Food Daily. We were very lucky to have the filmmaker, Christopher Quinn, join us, along with Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tempore and EVP/Chief Strategy Officer for innogy eMobility US, Terry O'Day and Urban Farmer, Niels Thorlaksson.

Click here for panelist's full bios.

Below are the action items we encourage you to take. 

Action Items:

1. Reduce meat & dairy consumption
2. Experience the benefits of eating veg
3. Attend our People, Planet, Plate: A Celebration of Sustainable Food event! Click here to register
4. Support organizations that advocate for animals*
5. Download the pocket guide to Humane Food Labels*
6. Download an app that makes it easy to eat Sustainably*
*Available at Eating Animals website under resources
Please make a commitment to do something and share it with us; Post on Sustainable Works Facebook Wall, Tweet with our handle @sustainablework, connect at #sustainablesm or send us an email

Event Photos

(Photos courtesy of Kat Cheng)



Thank you to the following Santa Monica Farmers Market farmers for donating amazing produce to our event.

Coleman Family Farm, Fair Hills Farm, Garcia Organic Farm, JF Organic Farms, Inc., Jimenez Family Farm. McGrath Family Farm and Tutti Frutti Farms


Attendee learns about City of Santa Monica programs and Sustainable Works



Lettuce Grow vertical tower was on display



Thanks to Alberto Superchi and Caleb Wood from Lettuce Grow for educationg attendees on how they can easily grow their own food.


Check out our new Zero Waste Station!



Thank you to our amazing panelists Lto R: Moderator Ann Gentry, Niels Thorlaksson, Terry O'Day and filmmaker Christopher Quinn.


Group Photo


Congratulatons for the winner of our Prize drawing who walked away with a Picnic backpack




Attendees enjoying produce from our Pop up Farmers Market after the screening