Moby’s ‘Punk Rock Vegan Movie’ Features Rob Zombie, Sepultura, Arch Enemy Members
Is this the first time you’re hearing about this written-and-directed by Moby “Punk Rock Vegan Movie” documentary? Yeah, me too. How did this stay off our radar? Regardless, you can now stream it for free on all platforms and at punkrockveganmovie.com. The doc made its world premiere last month at the ’23 Slamdance Film Festival.
The doc is Moby’s directorial debut and examines the relationship between punk rock and animal rights. And ask you’d expect, there’s interview with some of the biggest names in punk and rock history; like Ian Mackaye, HR, Dave Navarro, Ray Cappo, Andrew Hurley, Tony Kanal, Tim McIlrath, Water Schreifels, Dave Dictor, Derrick Green, Steve Ignorant, Theo Kogan, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, Amy Lee and Captain Sensible.
Moby said, “‘Punk Rock Vegan Movie’ was created to shine a light on the surprising and inspiring history of punk rock and animal rights, but also to remind people of the importance and desperate urgency of adopting the uncompromising ethics and actions of the original punk rock activists. After it makes its world premiere at Slamdance, it’s yours. It’s my goal to give the movie away, as I can’t in good conscience try to profit from what is essentially a labor of love and activism.”
Moby’s been vegan and an activist for 35 years. He grew up in New York City, where he started playing guitar and piano at the age of nine. He played in lots of punk bands in the 80s; stand outs being guitar with Connecticut and in NYC hardcore band The Vatican Commandos, before turning to electronic dance music.
Holy Moby is talented, hey? I watched the first 10 minutes and it’s fantastic! I’ll definitely find time to watch the whole documentary. Very cool!