NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS
A Cow at My Table explores Western attitudes towards farm animals and meat, and the intense battle between animal advocates and the meat industry to influence the consumer’s mind.
Five years in production took Director Jennifer Abbott across Canada, the US, Australia, and New Zealand to meet with the leaders of the animal rights movement, animal welfare advocates as well as spokespeople from livestock industries.
The film inter-cuts these diverse perspectives with archival films, images from modern-day agribusiness, and footage of farm animals shot from uncharacteristic vantage points.
About the Filmmakers
A Cow at My Table was produced by Flying Eye Productions and directed by Jennifer Abbot. Find out more about the movie on Wikipedia.
“Weaving together interviews with animal rights activists, agribusiness representatives and animal welfare experts and archival and documentary footage, Abbott has produced an extraordinarily compelling, powerful, and visually stunning documentary. While Abbott is a thoroughly engaged documentarian who makes no claims to ‘objectivity,’ she presents a story that is far more complex than one with only two sides. Her documentary is a profound and intelligent look at a situation many would rather not know about and many would prefer was never told.” -Vancouver International Film Festival.
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