Film Screening: Seeing Through the Fence

(Guess it’s BVS week here at Goatless)

This Tuesday, May 12th, the Boston Vegetarian Society is hosting a screening of Seeing Through the Fence, a film by Eleni Vlachos (who blogs at Binge Cafe), including a pre-screening vegan buffet with the the filmmaker herself.


  • RSVP to
  • 5:30 PM – Vegan Buffet Dinner (arrive whenever you can.) Buffet will remain open during the program. (Buffet: $13 + tax and service = $15.60 total. Cash only, no credit cards.)
  • 7:00 PM – Program (FREE)
  • Location: MyThai Vegan Cafe, 3 Beach St. 2nd Floor, Boston MA (map)

About the film (from Porch Life Productions):

Through a series of humorous and poignant interviews conducted across the US and in Greece with “random people,” the documentarian’s family, and activists, Seeing through the Fence explores the role of food in modern society and our connection, or lack of connection, with both the processes and animals from which our food originates.

Seeing Through the Fence also explores the role of activism, as well as the stereotypes surrounding both activists and alternate lifestyles separate from, yet connected to, mainstream markets. The documentary asks the question: what prevents ethical principles from advancing into action?

The documentary is 84 minutes in length, complete with a soundtrack from several local (Durham) bands, as well as Greek, German, and other US musicians, all friends or family of the documentarian.



There’s a good article about the film and its maker in the Durham Indy: Eleni Vlachos’ Veganism documentary, as well as an interview on Animal Voices: Seeing Through the Fence: An Interview with Eleni Vlachos.

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  1. satyahit

    i’d like to see this film/documentary
    how ?

  2. satyahit – there is a schedule of screenings on Porch Life Productions site.