Essex Pig Save presents | Screening of ‘The Last Pig’
25 April 2018 7pm
Essex Pig Save presents a screening of the film ‘The Last Pig’. Followed by a Q&A session and vegan food sampling.
52 minutes duration
100% of proceeds to Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary in Essex
THE LAST PIG is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive, the film is a contemplation on life, death and personal ethics as it follows a pig farmer grappling with his conscience. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals the growing conflict of a life spent “peddling in death” – one he can no longer live with. The pace of the film is unhurried, allowing the viewer to experience and absorb life on the farm, the herds of pigs – so clearly intelligent and trusting, the steel and concrete slaughterhouse, and the ghosts.
With bittersweet detail, against the stunning backdrop of upstate New York, THE LAST PIG is a documentary that offers an entirely new view of small-scale livestock farming, and raises crucial questions about the ethics of eating.
Note there are no graphic images in this film.
“Startling, honest and deeply beautiful” – Moby
“What an extraordinarily insightful and moving film! And profoundly important, as well. I hope this film gets the exposure it deserves.” – James Cromwell
“It is just as effective if not more effective than those graphic PETA videos because it touches your heart and connects with you on an emotional level instead of just a visceral level.”