by Matthew Galkin
HBO Documentary Films
2007, 73min., DVD
She's tough. She's fearless. She's driven. She's a brilliant strategist. She's perhaps the most famous animal rights activist in the world. Get a glimpse inside the daily life of PETA President Ingrid Newkirk-from the moment she wakes up, well before dawn, until the end of a long day spent fighting for the rights of animals.
Meet the woman who founded PETA. See what makes her tick, see how far she is willing to go to help animals, hear what her detractors say-some who fear any threat to their bottom line and others who are envious of her success-and meet some of the animals who have benefited from her tireless work.
I Am an Animal will give you a taste of why PETA is the most successful animal rights organization in the world and offer an inside look at one woman's lifelong quest to make the world a better place for all animals.