Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Shot in black-and-white and dialogue-free, “Gunda,” the new documentary from “Aquarela” director Victor Kossakovsky, spends quality time with farm animals, centering on a sow raising her piglets.
Countless films offer invaluable portraits of wildlife, and beloved pets have been at the center of indelible screen stories.
But few movies commune with the class of animals that are generally regarded as resources rather than sentient beings.
When it comes to attitudes toward creatures who are raised for meat and, in euphemistic foodie-speak, “harvested,” there’s a whole lotta compartmentalizing going on.
It’s no wonder it took Victor Kossakovsky a quarter-century to secure financing for a documentary that puts farm animals front and center without explanatory overlay.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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