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Directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn

United States 2017 105 mins. In English

America’s desire for cheaper, more convenient food fueled the demise of traditional agriculture and the birth of the grim reality of factory farming. Eating Animals, based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-seller, tells the story of the transition back to sustainable and humane farming, and the growing realization of the wisdom of older ways. Through investigation and the stories of farmers dedicated to bringing their trade and the way we eat back to their roots, Quinn and producer Natalie Portman argue that the past half-century of environmental pollution, endangered health, and inhumane treatment of animals need not be the way forward.

Filmography: God Grew Tired of Us (2006), 21 Up America (2006)

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.