animals

2003 documentary

Directed by Jason Young
Produced by Kent Martin

  • Best Documentary, Atlantic Film Festival, 2003

  • Gemini Nomination, Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program, 2005

  • Best Canadian Feature, Planet in Focus Film Festival, 2004

     

     

This feature documentary tells the story of a young couple’s year-long experiment in raising their own meat. On the abandoned farm property they just bought, they decide that if they’re going to eat meat, they should raise it themselves. Over 4 seasons, they get to know the animals, discover their personalities, treat them with respect and eventually slaughter them. Animals takes us deep into the heart of the animal-human relationship, with all its contradictions.