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The Animals Film (1981)

Not Rated | | Documentary | October 1981 (USA)
The film offers a comprehensive examination of the exploitation of animals in modern society.
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Richard Course ...
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Robin Howard ...
Himself - RSPCA
Michael Huskisson ...
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Ronnie Lee ...
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Tom Regan ...
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Richard Ryder ...
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Tom Simon ...
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David Wetton ...
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Shockingly relevant to today, the film probes the use of animals as entertainment, as pets, for food, for scientific and military research. Stuffed with footage never before shown, the film is laced with deliciously ironic extracts of government films and newsreels. The makers had unprecedented access, to Roger Ulrich for example, a noted psychologist whose career was built on experimenting on primates until his life took an astonishing turn... Written by Anonymous

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It's not about them, it's about us.

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Der Tierfilm  »

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Following its successful screening at the London Film Festival, Britain's fourth TV channel, Channel 4, which was due to launch that autumn, bid to have the film air on its first week of transmission. When it did air, it attracted over a million viewers, a significantly high figure for such a niche channel. See more »

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Written by David Byrne
Performed by Talking Heads
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See the future of "humanity"
12 January 2004 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

Just 4 (four) comments, so far! The truth hurts. No button for buying this 'monsterpiece'. So, would you kill your cat to make a small rug and use the eyes along with your stereo lightshow? Of course you must eat but is this civilization? No, no and no. We are talking about the famous quote from The Matrix. Humans are a disease. I have not stopped having tears every time I remember this film. We are living in the biggest slaughterhouse in a billion solar systems. How in the future can you land on a planet and start baking the residents while at the same time have the idea that you are a civilized and a moral species? Only by burning this and similar films and executing the viewers. We have a long way to go before we fully appreciate the miracle of life. Until then "Flow my tears"


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