Monson’s new documentary, There Was a Killing, premiered worldwide on November 7. The 30-minute film dives into the circumstances surrounding Russell’s death—along with the aftermath. It features first-hand footage taken by activists, as well as interviews with attorneys, people present at the scene, and a former slaughterhouse truck driver.
It is compelling to see the footage, some of which was never released to the public, and hear first-hand accounts of Regan’s death. In exploring the story, including a new animal ag-sponsored law that appeared to be a license to kill, one can’t help but wonder if there was a cover-up and corruption involved.
Monson’s previous films have also covered animal justice issues. He wrote, produced, and directed Earthlings in 2005, which explores many ways animals are exploited. Another of his films, Unity, delves into the negative relationships people have with one another, animals, and the planet.
Originally published Mercy For Animals: Source