Meat the Truth
The massive impact of livestock farming on climate change
Official film description...
MEAT THE TRUTH is a high-profile documentary, presented by Marianne Thieme (leader of the Party for the Animals), which forms an addendum to earlier films that have been made about climate change. Although such films have convincingly succeeded in drawing public attention to the issue of global warming, they have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. MEAT THE TRUTH has drawn attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, trucks, trains, boats and planes together.
The Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation chose to compile the best scientific information on climate change and livestock farming which is available and to translate this into a documentary that is easier accessible for a broader audience. The film was produced by Claudine Everaert and Gertjan Zwanikken. The calculations on greenhouse gas emissions used in the film derive from and have been validated by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN (FAO), the World Watch Institute, the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Free University Amsterdam and numerous other authoritative sources.
Notes on the film...
The movie contains some offensive scenes (animal mutilation, close-ups of cow excrements…).
The cartoon at the end of the movie shows rebel cows setting a McDonalds on fire etc. that doesnt fit very well. It gives this objective, fact-bound documentary a strange, agitative twist that wouldn't have been necessary.
Technical information and screening rights...
Directors: Karen Soeters, Gertjan Zwanikken
Script: Karen Soeters
Producers: Alalena, Claudine Everaert, Monique van Dijk Armor
Narrator: Marianne Thieme
Run Time: 72 minutes
Language (Audio): English, various subtitles available
Screening rights: Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation
Public screenings of this movie can be held for free, but please inform the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation previously about your event.