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Friday, August 24 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
FILM SCREENING: Eating Animals

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EATING ANIMALS
BASED ON THE BOOK BY JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
NARRATED AND PRODUCED BY NATALIE PORTMAN
A FILM BY CHRISTOPHER QUINN

Directed and produced by Christopher Quinn (Sundance award winner God Grew Tired of Us), Eating Animals tells the story of the beginning of the end of factory farming. Produced with Academy Award winner Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer, the film is the feature-length adaptation of Foer’s critically acclaimed book of the same name that starts out with a simple question — where do our eggs, dairy and meat come from? Through the intimate narratives of several farmers dedicated to bringing their trade – and the way we eat – back to its roots, the film explores the notion of stepping away from the practices of the past 40 years that have polluted our environment, endangered our health, and caused us all to be complicit in the inhumane treatment of animals. Looking at the costs we’ve incurred as our country has become dominated by massive industrial complexes designed to feed the masses, Eating Animals paints a picture of a future where traditional farming is no longer a distant memory, but is instead the only way forward.

Eating Animals is executive produced by the founders of Twitter, Evan Williams and Biz Stone.
 
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT BY CHRISTOPHER QUINN
Few books have radically changed me in the way Eating Animals has. The writing hooked me from the start, because rather than shying away from the moral argument, it dares to place that firmly at the center of the book and ask something of us. It logically builds from one well-wrought premise to another, until reaching an irrefutable conclusion. Eating Animals boldly addresses the many points of view surrounding this issue. There is always an empathetic ear for everyone from the most avid meat-eater to the most partisan animal rights activist, and all those in between. The book is at once so thrilling, horrifying, uplifting, sad and absurdly funny, it has now taken on for me visual forms and cinematic significance that will bring its remarkable spirit to life again in a whole new medium—a film that will change the story we tell about the meaning of industrial farming, about our relationship with animals, and ultimately about what it means to be human.
  • Christopher Quinn


Friday August 24, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701