NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS
Most of us meat-eaters put the notion of slaughterhouses and mass meat production to the very back of our minds. This film investigates whether the world’s mushrooming appetite for cheap meat is growing out of control.
Filmed in China, India, Europe, and Africa, this film investigates the consequences of the world’s growing appetite for cheap meat on the environment, society, and the individual and reveals why consumers should think beyond their own dinner plates.
About the Filmmakers
A Meaty Issue was directed by Jutta Pinzler and Michael Richter and produced by A Berlin Producers Production for NDR and ARTE.
“The filmmaker goes around the world interviewing meat producers, farmers, biological food producers, slaughterhouse workers, scientists, researchers, and consumers in China, India, Europe, and Africa, exploring consequences of meat-eating down the food chain and questioning how we can possibly answer the growing demand for meat with a burgeoning world population? Most meat-eaters don’t think about the social, environmental, and political consequences that their desire for meat is having on other parts of the world or the planet, let alone the animals. This film reveals why consumers should think beyond their own lunch and dinner plates. It’s time to come to the inevitable conclusion that we should all eat less or no meat.” – Jennie Richards. Humane Decisions. A Meaty Issue: Thinking Beyond Your Dinner Plate. 11 April 2018
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