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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.


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.