Eating Animals, based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, takes an in-depth look at the destructive nature of factory farming. Directed by Christopher Quinn and narrated by Natalie Portman (who also produces), Eating Animals is a documentary that is definitely worth checking out. Below is the audio of my interview with Quinn.
Along with delivering some eye opening information about factory farming, Eating Animals (which took over 5 years to make) also focuses on the lives of the individuals who attempt to take a stand against the system. Whether it’s being a whistle blower (James Keen) or a passionate turkey farmer (Frank Reese), the odds are predictably stacked against them. Below is my interview with Quinn as well as the audio breakdown:
:53 – Christopher Quinn on how Eating Animals, based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, is a documentary that doesn’t preach to the choir.
1:41 – Christopher Quinn discusses his own journey during the making of Eating Animals (he was a meat eater going into the project).
3:18 – 99% of the meat and dairy that we eat comes from corporate farms! Quinn also talks about Frank Reese, a turkey farmer who’s featured prominently in the documentary.
4:08 – Quinn discusses whistle blower James Keen, who is also prominently featured in the project.
5:30 – On collaborating with Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie Portman.
7:10 – Christopher Quinn’s previous directing credit was the acclaimed God Grew Tired of Us. He talks about why he takes an extended period of time between projects.
***To check out my review of Eating Animals, check out the latest episode of CinemAddicts (the discussing w/ Anderson Cowan begins at 47:46):