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Eating Animals

Original title
Eating Animals
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Christopher Quinn (Book: Jonathan Safran Foe)
Music
Daniel Hart
Cinematography
W. Mott Hupfel III
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United States-China-Germany-India-United Kingdom; Big Star Pictures / Handsomecharlie Films / Heretic Films. Distributed by IFC Films
Genre
Documentary
Synopsis / Plot
An examination of our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies. How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.
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