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Follows attorney Steve Wise’s fight to give animals personhood rights and break down the legal wall separating them from humans.
Follows attorney Steve Wise’s fight to give animals personhood rights and break down the legal wall separating them from humans.
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Posted by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker (Creator)
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Thank Goodness It's (Fun)ding

Hello Everyone!  
We're kicking off the weekend with a round up of articles and interviews that followed Steve Wise's New York Times Magazine cover story. The piece made quite a splash, and Steve has been on several radio and TV programs, including The Diane Rehm show (interview here) and WNET. Much of the coverage of the lawsuits has been positive, and on WGBH radio Harvard historian Nancy Koehn explains why Steve's cases could win and how the animal rights movement has gained so much momentum so quickly. 
Charles Siebert, author of the magazine story, did a Q&A with The New York Times in which he talks about filming with Chris, and he did another interview for this wonderful animal rights blog. And for those of you who wondered where The New York Times found their chimpanzee model for the magazine cover, look no further. And finally we got a great mention in Broadway World about our Stephen Sondheim perk.
COMPANY dvds signed by Sondheim and Penny
COMPANY dvds signed by Sondheim and Penny
 Last night we filmed Steve at NYU Law School, where he gave a special talk on his lawsuits and upcoming appeals. The budding lawyers kept him on his toes, and raised interesting points about what he could encounter during the appeals process. 

 We are now 10 days into our Kickstarter and have raised nearly 50% of our goal. As you know, unless we raise the full $75k, we won't receive any of the contributions. There's still much that we need to do, and if you could, please continue to share our campaign link (http://kck.st/1i8IYtM) and get the word out. If you know of someone or a group that might be interested in doing a program of our films, we have expanded our screening perks to two private screenings in NYC and two anywhere in the U.S. We will attend the screenings, do Q&As, and provide the attendees with plenty of PHFilms swag.

 Thank you again for all your support and enthusiasm!

 Chris, Penny, Frazer, Rosadel, and Julia

From The New York Times
From The New York Times
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