Facing Animals

Facing Animals

Why do we look away from millions of animals in industrial farms while pampering and humanizing others? In the film Facing Animals pigs, chickens, cows and dogs are the protagonists, humans are the antagonist. We see the world from the perspective of the animals: chicks are thrown onto a conveyor belt, a lady is cuddling a cow in a meadow, piglets are screaming while their tails are cut off, dogs are blessed in a church. The stunning, often confronting, visuals take the viewer on a roller coaster of emotions. It becomes clear how complex and often bizarre the relationship between man and animal often is.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
The Netherlands

Year of Production
2012

Format
HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

Length
30 min

Director
Jan van Ijken

Production
Jan van Ijken Photography & Film

Original Language
Dutch

Subtitles
English, German

Festivals / Awards

Split IFF 2012 (Grand Prix)
Nederlands FF Utrecht 2012
Vancouver IFF 2012
Tokyo IFF 2012
Eindhovens FF 2012 (Award GOUDEN CAMERA)
Premiers Plans FF Angers 2013
Go Short! FF Nijmegen 2013
Food FF Amsterdam 2013