The Secret Lives of Pigs

(The Secret Lives of Pigs)

The Secret Lives of Pigs

Norwegian farmers like to boast about the high living standard their animals enjoy, but there is no official evidence of this, which led teacher Norun Haugen to visit pig farms with a hidden camera.

We all know that the meat on our plate comes from a murdered animal. But the scenes Norun shot with her camera over five years reveal that death for pigs is often a long-awaited release. At first glance the guilt may seem to lie with the individual farmers, but the film convincingly shows that the problem lies in a poorly-defined system, in which meat consumption and pressure for low prices is consistently rising, so that, despite all legal declarations, animals become a mere commodity. But this system is formed by the entire consumer society – us. Is it possible to achieve true change?

Impact

One of the organisations striving to achieve improved conditions for farmed animals in the Czech Republic is OBRAZ – Animal Defenders. You can use their online form to report cases of animal cruelty. OBRAZ will process the complaint, even documenting it further in some cases. You can also help with financial support or by becoming actively involved.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Ola Waagen
Norway
2019 | 52 min.

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Category

UnEarthed

Director

Ola Waagen

Festival guest on days
Mar 08 - Mar 10, 2020

Filmography
2019 - The Secret Lives of Pigs
2014 - Pels
2008 - Pelsbransjens løgner

Ola Waagen

Screenings

08. 03. 15:30 Atlas - Large Hall
DiscussionOla Waagen, director
Tickets
09. 03. 19:45 Evald
DiscussionOla Waagen, director
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