26 Sep '11, 9pm

Dark, Poignant Short Film Connects Breakfast Food with Factory Farming

Dark, Poignant Short Film Connects Breakfast Food with Factory Farming

The setting of Kris Hofmann's short filmBreakfast is a child's bedroom, with a bookshelf of stuffed animals beside a desk with a set of wooden blocks that depict a bucolic farm scene. The narrator begins by describing the life of a chicken named Harriet, who "would have been more than happy if she was not crammed into a windowless shed with 50,000 of her friends." And so Breakfast becomes something of a horror film, one that reveals the connections between our morning meal and the realities of factory farming. Breakfast from Kris Hofmann on Vimeo . The film recounts the lives of Harriet, Eleanor the cow and Arthur the pig. Each time, the Winnie the Pooh-like tranquility is shattered by what the animals' lives are really like. Arthur's story is the most gut-wrenching, but not by much. With a leg that has been broken for days, he wants a quick death, but doesn't hold out hop...

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