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to mark World Farm Animals Day, we’ll be watching dead pigs by cathy yan

DEAD PIGS (2018)

Written & directed by

Cathy Yan

Cathy Yan is director of the smash hit DC comics film from 2020 BIRDS OF PREY (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie. DEAD PIGS is her debut feature.

Based on remarkable true events, Dead Pigs is a bitingly humorous social satire about the trials and tribulations connecting a disparate group of characters as thousands of dead pigs mysteriously float down river towards a rapidly modernising Shanghai, China. A universal human story set against the backdrop of globalisation, drastic social change and increasing wealth inequality, the film is the masterful first feature of exciting filmmaker Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey), and stars an international ensemble including Vivian Wu (Away), Mason Lee (Lucy), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Meng Li (The Bad Kids), Haoyu Yang (The Wandering Earth), and David Rysdahl (The Family). 

A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect, and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river toward a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai, China.

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World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA)

Each year, an estimated 70 billion cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other sentient land-based animals are caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, mutilated and macerated in the world’s factory farms. Then they are brutally slaughtered for our dinner table. Countless aquatic animals are caught and suffocated by vast trawler nets, so we can have our fish fillet or tuna salad.

Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday) has been offering people of conscience an opportunity to memorialize and mourn these innocent lives. An opportunity to ask their friends and neighbors to stop subsidizing senseless atrocities at their supermarket checkout counter. Hundreds of groups and individuals throughout the world participate each year.

To find out more click HERE


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