Here at Our Hen House, we are big fans of all things video. We love to make them (check ’em out, like our video on Sue Coe, or Jasmin’s video tour of NYC Vegan Weekend on a Budget), and we love to see other people make them, get them up, and spread the vegan word (among our most beloved? OHH’s reviewer Ari Solomon’s hilariously accurate Shit Vegans Say).
And, of course, some of our favorite video advocacy ventures are “pay-per-view” projects, which, since we first heard about them from Gary Loewenthal back on Episode 8 of the Our Hen House podcast, have taken the vegan advocacy world by storm. It’s so simple! And so brilliant! A group, or even an individual, sets up a video showing standard animal food production methods and actually pays people a dollar to watch it. The results? Instant vegans! (And most people give the dollar back). Check out the latest in this kick-ass form of advocacy — F.A.R.M.’s new pay-per-view touring truck!
We’re so glad that one of our favorite organizations, A Well Fed World, is not only in complete agreement with us about the power of video, but is there to support those who want to expand their advocacy in this direction. Their “Film for Thought” project has been designed to help anyone kick their video advocacy projects up a notch by, for example, supplying portable DVD players for Pay-Per-View projects, helping with finalizing videos that are already in production, working with conferences to enhance their video programming, and, basically, providing grants for any kind of video project that they think is going to help change the world.
A Well Fed World is dedicated to seeing the world transition to a food production system that will create a world “in which everyone has access to food, and the right kinds of food. The right kinds of food nourish people in sustainable ways that maximize well-being and minimize harm… to other people, the planet, and animals.” If you’re on board with that, and if you want some support for your video work (or what was, until you read this, your pipe dream of working with video), you need to get to know them. (As a bonus, don’t miss our podcast interview with AWFW Executive Director, Dawn Moncreiffe.)