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Last Pig, The Directed
Allison Argo USA / 2017 / 54 minutes
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Allison Argo, Joseph Brunette
SYNOPSIS: The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Immersive, experiential and self-reflective, the film follows a pig farmer through his final season.
Bob Comis lives a simple life on a bucolic farm in the Hudson Valley where he gives his pigs a high-quality life until it's time to transport them for butchering. The film follows Bob's internal reflections as he wrestles with his conscience between his superior farming practices, producing quality food, and coming to see pigs as intelligent, aware creatures. Filmed with exquisite cinematography showcasing the landscape in all seasons, The Last Pig doesn't preach or try to convert. Instead, the viewer watches as Bob comes to a life changing decision in his farming. A poignant story on the connection between man and animal that leaves both vegetarians and carnivores much to contemplate long after the film is over. — Gene Fischer
BIO: Allison Argo has produced, directed, written and edited documentaries for nearly 25 years. Known for her strong stories and disarmingly intimate portraits of endangered and abused animals, Argo and her films have won six national Emmys (11 nominations), a duPont Columbia Silver Baton and over 60 awards internationally. The nearly two dozen films she's produced, directed and written have all been broadcast by PBS and/or National Geographic and have reached audiences worldwide. This is her first feature documentary; it was made possible through in-kind services and crowdfunding. The Last Pig continues Argo's mission to provide a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and to deepen understanding and respect for all beings. To learn more: www.ArgoFilms.com
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