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The Animals Film (1981)

 -  Documentary | Drama  -  October 1981 (USA)
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The film offers a comprehensive examination of the exploitation of animals in modern society.

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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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Part of the film was funded by artist Willem de Kooning who donated one of his paintings which was then sold at auction. See more »

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Ugly Water
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this film will change your life
5 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

On a cold afternoon in January 1982, after a protest against the sale of live animals in street markets, I attended a screening of this film in a London hotel. The screening had been arranged by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, one of the sponsors of this film. I could not have been prepared for what I would experience during the two hour + film. It was an experience I would never forget and one that would change my life The film deals with the abuse of animals by humankind, in laboratories, for sport, as pets and for food production, it is a mixture of modern and historical footage from around the world, horrifying, haunting scenes that assault the senses. It is impossible not to be moved to tears, to feel shame at the abuse of the non human species in the name of science, greed and vanity. It is monstrously horrific from beginning to end, but it is also a must see movie. Having watched the film make just one change in your life and make the world a little better for our animal friends. The film has been released on a 25th anniversary DVD. Buy it, watch it and pass it on to someone else!


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