A COW AT MY TABLE (DVD or VHS)|
Weaving together interviews with animal rights activists, agribusiness representatives,
and animal welfare experts with archival and documentary footage (including some
very disturbing slaughter house scenes), Jennifer Abbott has produced an extraordinarily
compelling, powerful and visually stunning feature documentary. A Cow at My Table
presents a story which is far more complex than one with only two sides: It is a profound
and intelligent look at animals, meat, & culture.
Directed, photographed, and edited by Jennifer Abbott, and featuring (in alphabetical
order) Carol J. Adams, Jeannette Armstrong, Gene Bauston, Karen Davis, Ian Duncan,
Susan Kitchen, Howard Lyman, Jim Mason, Tom Regan, Joy Ripley, Susan Schafers,
Vandana Shiva, and Peter Singer. This film has won over a dozen international
awards and nominations, including the Media Commendation Award from
the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and the WorldFest Gold Special Jury Award.
(Canadian; total playing time: 90 minutes; DVD or VHS)