Documentaries Nature
Allison Argo
USA 2017, 54 min, English

Deeply immersive, the film follows a farmer through his final season of slaughtering pigs. Through intimate reflections, the farmer reveals his growing conflict about “peddling in death.” Deeply personal yet expansive, the film unfolds unhurriedly, often in real time, asking the viewer to stop…and experience: the gaze of a pig, the farmer’s turmoil, the back-breaking work, the steel-hooked slaughterhouse, and the ghosts.