Dir. Benoît Bringer, 2018, 72 min. Color.
Should we eat meat? As the population grows and pressure to provide cheap food mounts, industrialized farming has in turn given rise to increased cruelty towards animals, unsafe sanitary conditions, and detrimental impacts on the environment. But do more humane and eco-friendly alternatives exist? The film travels across the world—to Portugal, the United States, France, Sweden, and other countries—to investigate the worst excesses of intensive animal farming and highlights the viability of small farms and innovative agricultural models that work in harmony with nature. The result is a sustainable vision for the future that includes conscious meat consumption.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Benoît Bringer and Josh Berson, social scientist and author of the just released The Meat Question: Animals, Humans, and the Deep History of Food (The MIT Press).