Reading Time: 2 minutes ?Sia is a well-known vegan advocate (Photo: Instagram/Sia Music)
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Creators of
the highly-anticipated vegan documentary Dominion have announced that
superstar Sia will join the film’s cast of celebrity

Sia will join actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara – who
were announced as narrators in a PBN exclusive – and co-producer
Shaun Monson, who directed acclaimed vegan documentary Earthlings.

to Delforce, Monson is largely to credit for the celebrity support the film has garnered.

held back

director Chris Delforce told PBN Founder Klaus Mitchell that he didn’t ‘pull
any punches’ with respect to the film’s content – describing the footage as the ‘raw truth of what’s happening’ to the animals.

He said: “I’m
not going to try to water that down, I feel like that’s doing an injustice to
the victims.”

described footage of animals who hadn’t ‘been stunned properly’ having their
throats slit ‘fully or partly conscious, feeling, and seeing, and hearing all
of it’.

The film is
thematically comparable to Earthlings – a true-to-life depiction of the abuse
of animals – but is expected to pack an extra punch with its up-to-date-footage,
celebrity narrators, and improved production value.


In a PBN exclusive, LA Save organizer Amy Davis told Mitchell the film exposes ‘a level of truth that hasn’t existed before. Truth that has been kept behind walls, closed doors, and in darkness’.

In the same interview, Monson
described the documentary – which Delforce said he’s ‘wanted to make for 10
years’ – as a ‘life changing’ expose of ‘riveting,
horrifying emotion’.

which was filmed in Australia but Delforce says has a ‘global message’ – follows
the director’s documentary Lucent, which he says was a ‘test run’ leading up to
ground-breaking new film.

Police raid

Shortly after
the release of Lucent, Delforce’s home was raided by police – an apparent
attempt to keep the ‘raw truth’ from coming to light.

said roughly a dozen officers took computers, hard drives, filming equipment,
and hours of footage that would never be seen – ‘stories’ he would sadly ‘never
be able to tell’.

The police
took the footage on the grounds that the crew trespassed on farm property, pressing charges against Delforce, but have refused to take action regarding the mistreatment of animals despite repeated pleas made by Delforce and his team.

The raid prompted
Delforce to release his highly-impactful four-minute film 1000 Eyes, and fuelled him to start
the seven-year project that became Dominion.

international release

There has already been a series of test screenings of the film in Australia, with Mara and Pheonix as narrators.

The updated
version – which will also include Sia – is set to be released internationally and
online soon after.

said: “It’s such an important message that anyone who consumes animal products,
for example, needs to see.

“They need
to be aware of what they’re supporting.”

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.