The carnivore’s dilemma

Synopsis

This is the story of a personal and universal quest: is it still possible to eat animals while respecting their well-being, the planet and our health? First-time father and investigative journalist Benoît Bringer thinks about what he gives his son to eat. To feed an ever-increasing population, the world has embarked on a frenzied productivity race which results in animal cruelty which is often overlooked in addition to major health and environmental issues. We are starting to become aware of this, but is there an alternative? USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Germany: Benoît Bringer travels across the globe to reveal the horrendous excesses of industrial rearing and above all to find out if it is possible to do things differently. By meeting men and women who are inventing another form of livestock farming which respects nature and animals, this film presents many positive and practical initiatives which are already working and which could change how we eat meat in the future. Please note the full version of this film is not available in  Canada, USA, Germany and Belgium.

Awards : - Festival International Nature Namur 2018, Belgique : Prix de l’Environnement - Life Sciences Film Festival de Prague 2018, République Tchèque : Prix de la Faculté d’Agrobiologie, de l’Alimentation et des Ressources Naturelles

Director's statement

Becoming a father led me to take a fresh look at what we put on our plates. Giving my son his first mouthfuls of food and looking at the animals around us through his eyes were the starting points of a personal and universal quest into how we eat. As if suddenly, for his sake, I had an obligation to find out. Ultimately, will I continue to feed my child meat?

Why we selected this film

This positive and optimistic film shows us that there are other rearing methods that respect the environment and are compassionate to the animals they “produce”. Raising the right questions, considering the world we wish to leave to future generations and the type of food we wish to produce and eat, this film urges us to take matters in hand as proactive consumers.