An examination of our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's memoir.





Credited cast:
Natalie Portman ... Self - Narrator
Bruce Friedrich ... Self
Bob Martin ... Self (Center for a Livable Future)
Pete Kaiser ... Self (Chair in Animal Infectious Diseases, Roslin Institute)
Jim Keen ... Self (Professor of Veterinary Epidemology)


Eating Animals is the feature-length documentary adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's critically acclaimed book of the same name. The film reveals through intimate narratives what has happened to our country in the past 40 years as we have moved away from traditional farming communities to massive industrial farming complexes that produce a seemingly endless supply of so-called "cheap" meat, eggs, and dairy. What starts out as a simple question - where does our meat come from? - quickly takes us down the rabbit hole of today's industrial animal agriculture and becomes an exploration of the ultimate stakes of eating animals, the destruction of farming, and the complete unwinding of the American mythos.

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Because of her work on the film. Narrator Natalie Portman, along with the rest of her family, became Vegan. See more »


Self (Professor of Veterinary Epidemology): There's inherent cruelty in that system. I look back on it now and I say, 'How could I not see that?' Maybe it's like if you don't wear glasses and you can't see real well and you put your glasses on and then, 'Wow, there's a whole new world out there.' Maybe it was sort of like that.
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must watch!
21 June 2018 | by wally-74456See all my reviews

People need to be stop being ignorant to the food they put in their bodies and how that "food" is created, how animals are treated, etc. The days of playing dumb need to end. If you watch this film and others like it and continue supporting factory farms, you have no soul

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15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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$34,524, 17 June 2018

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