Eating Animals Documentary

With animal studies a quickly growing interdisciplinary field around the globe, Farm Forward recently launched the Eating Animals Education Project to increase the reach of this important book to students everywhere. Farm Forward sponsors an annual series of virtual visits by author Jonathan Safran Foer to high school and college classrooms. In addition Farm Forward supports educators with a robust collection of subject-specific assignments and experiences shared by professors who are already assigning the text.

We’re pleased to announce that a documentary film version of the New York Times best-selling book Eating Animals is in production! Farm Forward collaborated extensively with author and Farm Forward Board Member, Jonathan Safran Foer, for three years while he wrote Eating Animals. Just like Foer’s book, the documentary will use a combination of humor, adventure, muckraking, hope, and memoir to explore the beginning of the end of factory farming.

The Eating Animals documentary is being produced by Academy Award®-winning actress and animal welfare advocate Natalie Portman and directed by Christopher Quinn, the award-winning director of God Grew Tired of Us. In preparation for the film, Quinn met with Farm Forward CEO Aaron Gross to learn about and visit many of the locations featured in the novel. Like the novel, the film features exceptional farmers including Frank Reese of Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch, Paul Willis of Niman Ranch, and Bill Niman of BN Ranch. We’re thrilled to see these acclaimed filmmakers tackle the important subject of animal agriculture.

Farm Forward believes the film will build even greater momentum to end the abuses of factory farming, introducing new audiences to the worst and best of animal agriculture and inviting them to be part of the solutions to factory farming. We hope you are as excited to see the film as we are!


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