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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

I AM DOCU



Divine Pig

Hans DORTMANS

  • Netherlands
  • 2010
  • 55min
  • DigiBeta
  • color

Synopsis

If we see a person kill an animal he or she raised, and eat its meat or even sell it for profit, we will not hesitate to call them inhumane. But what if their life depends on it? Divine Pig asks us what we would choose, oscillating between pigs sacrificed as our food or experimentation objects and a meat-packer who has no choice but to kill the pigs he has raised for money. As the meat-packer hesitates about sending his pig ‘Dorus’ to a slaughter house, the filmmaker talks to people with various faiths and standpoints about pigs, like those who don’t eat pork because of their religion, those who look after pigs in the ‘promised land’, those who denounce meat-packers for killing and selling their own animals, and those who use pigs for develop diabetes cures. We come to realize we can’t force our moral and ethical standards on any of them. The shocking event at the end, and the way people are weirdly calm about it, may leave you a little bewildered. (KIM Jin-sook)

Review

Director

  • Hans DORTMANS

    Born in 1961 in the Netherlands, Hans Dortmans grew up in a pig farming community. His father worked as a pig breeding consultant. After studying cultural psychology, he has worked in documentary film for 15 years, as a researcher, scriptwriter and assistant director with producer Pieter van Huystee and directors Heddy Honigmann, Frans Bromet, René Roelofs and Leo de Boer. Divine Pig (2010)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerPieter VAN HUYSTEE
  • Cinematography Erik VAN EMPEL
  • Editor Patrick JANSSEN
  • Music De KIFT
  • Sound Mark WESSNER

Distributor / World Sales

Distributor/World Sales  Pieter van Huystee Film

Address  Noordermarkt 37-39, 1015 NA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tel  31 20 421 0606

E-mail  simone@pvhfilm.nl​