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The Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, they have worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the factory farming industry through research and investigations, legal and legislative actions, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and shelter efforts.
Maryann Hedaa, the head of Saint Ignatius School, sent the fifth grade boys to learn documentary filmmaking while visiting The Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glens, NY. She hoped to teach her students about farm factories and abused animals while also exposing her students to filmmaking as a creative outlet. Since the completion of the film, student groups from Saint Ignatius continue to travel to The Farm Sanctuary to learn about practices of farm factories.