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| 1 h 14 min

Viewer Advisory: This film contains scenes of animal slaughter..

This feature documentary tells the story of a young couple’s year-long experiment in raising their own meat. On the abandoned farm property they just bought, they decide that if they’re going to eat meat, they should raise it themselves. Over 4 seasons, they get to know the animals, discover their personalities, treat them with respect and eventually slaughter them. Animals takes us deep into the heart of the animal-human relationship, with all its contradictions.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • director
    Jason Young
  • writer
    Jason Young
  • producer
    Kent Martin
    Jason Young
  • cinematography
    Jay Ferguson
  • editor
    Lawrence Jackman
  • sound
    Arthur McKay
  • location manager
    Julia Young
  • camera assistant
    Becky Parsons
    Gareth Roberts
    Jason Buxton
    Chris Saunderson
    Kyle Cameron
    Albert Hennen
  • production supervisor
    Patricia Coughran
  • key grip
    John Holmes
  • lighting
    John Holmes
  • dolly grip
    Chris Baxter
    Brian Adams
  • music
    Allen Cole
  • musician
    Rebecca Van der Post
    Anna Redekop
    Meran Currie-Roberts
    Peter Pavlovsky
  • banjo music
    Darren Arsenault
  • still photographer
    Jason Unrau
  • research
    Jason Young
  • participant
    Bill Young
    Harrison Kendall
    Ann-Marie Meister
    Henk Gerrits
    Patrick Foote
    Dana Power
    Paul Thibodeau
    Billy Reid
    Glen Ells
    Barb Young
    John Holmes
    Jacqueline Melanson
    Jamie Foote
    Susan Foote
    Michele Robar
    Harvey Hanna
    Joe Atwell
    John Hutten
    Gordon Benjamin
  • titles
    NFB Visual Effects Services
  • production assistant
    Jacqueline Melanson
    Ann-Marie Meister
    Barb Young
    Shirley Foote
    Melynda Bezanson
    Justin Davey
  • on-line
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • sound editor
    Alex Salter
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • technical coordinator
    Patricia Coughran
    Claude Cardinal
  • project initiator
    Jason Young
  • studio clerk
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • program administrator
    John William Lutz


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