EATING ANIMALS Unclassified 18+
Natalie Portman guides us across America in this nonfiction adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s bestseller: a passionate examination of industrial food production that you won’t soon forget.
In the history of documentaries about the planet’s dangerous over-consumption of food, there has never been any quite like Eating Animals (this is definitely not Super Size Me). Director Christopher Dillon Quinn (God Grew Tired of Us) gathers scientists, journalists, activists and the farmers themselves offering evidence and eye-opening testimony to the short-sighted rituals of corporations and the destructive force our dietary habits cause across the world.
Natalie Portman produces and narrates a film that is less vegetarian proselytising than it is "almost a love letter to the time-honoured splendour of the carnivorous impulse" (Variety), showing us some of the farms across America that are treating meat production ethically, and what they are up against from factory farming (including recent US ‘ag-gag’ laws in 17 states making it illegal to film them). Revealing and alarming in equal measure – we learn that 80% of antibiotics are destined for factory farms, and these same McMega farms are among the top causes of climate change – Eating Animals is a balanced look at how this industry thrives because of devastating practices and how they are changing, perhaps irrevocably, the American way of life.
"May be the most important documentary screened this year … if we want to eat meat, watching Eating Animals to understand its full cost is the least we can do." – The Wrap
Contains material that may upset some viewers
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