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Get ready to meet your meat.

When Michael and three friends stumble upon a brutal video of farm animal cruelty they embark on a cross-country road trip to find out whether meat farming is as heinous as they fear. At first falling in with vigilante activists, the four begin talking to the farmers themselves, going behind barn doors and discovering first-hand the immense complexities that arise when we begin talking about our culture's hunger for meat.

A captivating first-person foray into the murky ethics of animal farming, this documentary is a provocative shot across the bows of activists, consumers and farmers alike from filmmaker Michael Dahlstrom. Thought-provoking and even-handed, The Animal Condition goes behind the slogans and stunts to expose the beating, challenging heart of the animals we eat.

World Premiere
Michael Dahlstrom is a festival guest.