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The Meat Game

Australia, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Documentary)

Director: Shannon Sleeth

One town. One family. One abattoir. In Poowong, regional Victoria, the cattle abattoir is one of the few places you can find work. This is the story of one young slaughterman and his extended family who all play a part in the meat game.

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