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“Eating Animals” Movie Review

Is it possible to humanely raise animals for eating? Is possible to do without factory farms? What should and shouldn’t be acceptable when it comes to our food? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, you’ll want to check out Eating Animals.

Eating Animals is a documentary about meat and food production. The film serves as a companion to Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2009 novel Eating Animals. Director Christopher Quinn delves into this heavy topic with narration from Natalie Portman. The film documents changes in the industry and the impact on the food we eat. Viewers learn about everything from sustainable farming to the larger impact of factory farming on health and the environment. Farmers speak out about their experiences working for corporations and farming independently. There’s also commentary from lawyers and activists working to make the industry more sustainable and ethical.

At just over an hour and a half, Eating Animals was an informative documentary. This film goes straight for your emotions with the hope of sticking with you. Natalie Portman’s narration and the shocking images make this a heavy and intense film. Your stomach will churn a few times. There’s a handful of moments where you’ll want to cover your eyes if you’re squeamish. That said, Eating Animals does include some positive notes. It definitely leaves you thinking. It’s a hard film to watch at times, but it’s worth a view if you want to know more about food production.

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