What does it mean to ask someone to Look at the Stars? For Geyza, a Blind Prima Ballerina, it means the journey of her life. This Feature Documentary invites us into her world, and of a special Ballet Academy in Sao Paulo Brazil.
The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.
Lars, a male nurse from Saarbrücken, moves with his lover Roland to Berlin. They renovate an apartment with the intention of finally living together. Their happiness seems almost complete. ... See full summary »
When Peter Wohlleben published his book "The Hidden Life of Trees" in 2015, he quickly entered bestseller lists. The forester wrote vividly about his experience that trees are able to communicate with each other, a thesis explored here.
Jan Gerdes is a third-generation dairy farmer, but he struggles with his conscience when the milk yield decreases and he has to sell his cows to the slaughterhouse. After suffering a burn-out, he decides to give up his farm. On the day his last cows are due to be transported to the slaughterhouse, he finds that there's no room for twelve of the cows. Instead of ordering another transport, he and his partner Karin Mück decide to keep them. This is the birth of 'Hof Butenland' - the first cow retirement home in Germany. In the early 80s, Karin was one of the first activists to rescue dogs, cats and other animals from vivisection laboratories - actions that ultimately led to her arrest and imprisonment. Paul was supposed to be slaughtered at the age of two months because of calf flu, Uschi because she refused to be milked; Lillja almost did not survive the birth of her first calf. On Butenland, they live together with many former farmed animals in an environment where they are equal to ...Written by
Unique qpproach to a life with empathy for animals. There are many fact based documentaries which try to shock you. This film gives animals and identities and shows that it never is too late in life. The people who take care of the animals get very respectfully interviewed about things they regret.
It really is a gem of a film. Highly recommended. Beautifully filmed lesves a long impresssion.
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