Joaquin Phoenix seems to be unstoppable since last few months when it comes to creating a big impact and being a spotlight himself owing the all his success to “Joker”.
Social media platform these days is flooded with posts dedicated to Joaquin Phoenix for his memorable performance as Arthur Fleck in Joker.
Recently Joaquin Phoenix has managed to add another feather to his cap and directed a documentary based on Animal Rights “The Animal People”.
Veteran vegan Joaquin Phoenix has executive produced a film about animal rights activists.
The Animal People, which has been 15 years really taking shape, takes a gander at how hostile to dread laws have been utilized by the US government to target animal rights activists.
The documentary, which was co-directed by Denis Henry Hennelly and Casey Suchan, debuted at the Austin Film Festival
The film, which is depicted as ‘a chilling picture of what happens when activism shakes the foundations of intensity’, covers the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty association, which was framed in the UK during the 90s before growing to the US, where individuals wound up under police examination.
“This film is about much more than just this case,” Phoenix said about the film. “It’s about fundamental questions concerning free speech, social change, and corporate power that have never been more urgently relevant in our world.”
The 45-year-old on-screen character talked about his progress to a vegan diet as a kid in a video.
“Me and my siblings witnessed fish being killed in a really violent and aggressive way,” he recalled. “It was just absolutely obvious that it was something that we didn’t want to participate in and we didn’t want to support. To me, it just seems obvious. I don’t want to cause pain to another living empathetic creature.”