Film for Thought: Eating Animals


Studio Theater Wed, Aug 1, 2018 6:30 PM
Run Time:1h 34min
Release Year:2017
Category:Film for Thought
Free to Members
Cast:Natalie Portman
Director:Christopher Dillon Quinn


This film has a 94% percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 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.