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Friday, September 25, 2009

must see: Earthlings

What else could be a perfect follow up to the heart shaped salami than this grotesque displays of human consumption and slaughtering?
Sunaura Taylor; Chicken Truck, oil on canvas 2008
Sue Coe; Slaughterhouse Trenton, 2006,Oil on canvas

On recommendation by a friend I've been watching Earthlings at my desk. I haven't even finished it because there is so much wincing and pausing involved that by the 35 minute mark it's been an eternity. I'm not going to stand on a soap box and make grand declarations but I suggest see it, if you haven't already.


You can watch the full film here.
EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.

2 comments:

Clorivak said...

what the? thats funny,and its not something we regularily post about. haha...I just downloaded Earthlings a few days ago and have heard lots about it..I've been kinda putting it off cause of the subject matter, but I will watch soon. it sounds quite terrifying. oh, the humanity.

drollgirl said...

oh shit. i am a carnivore. i know that isn't great. i also love animals. and i love salami. ack. i know this isn't good and maybe i should see this movie.