The documentary is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and the soundtrack is Moby: a combination that leaves no time to breathe ... the emotions follow one after another so quickly that the breath can be punctuated only by tears.
As I anticipated in my previous article, during one of my sleepless nights, I made the decision to stop to eat animal products. A documentary film (dated 2005) shook me in particular. The film is called Earthlings.It is a documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment and for scientific research) and it also illustrates our complete disrespect and lack of compassion towards them. As Gandhi said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
It 'a shame how even today, after millennia of evolution, we continue to treat animals. The vision of this documentary has dropped all my barriers. I cannot pretend nothing happened, I can no longer ignore, I cannot fool me. My consistency, my sensibility and my intelligence require a drastic change in my eating habits (and not only these). I'm going to help to change the unacceptable "mechanisms" the film Earthlings shows, at least not being compliant. Knowing me, I know that my actions in this regard will be much more effective if I first put in place the important changes on myself and then explained my choice to become a vegetarian. The next steps will be to further select the food, check the origin of all the products we eat and when you cannot, I will avoid eating them. The documentary is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and the soundtrack is Moby: a combination that leaves no time to breathe ... the emotions follow one after another so quickly that the breath can be punctuated only by tears.
The director uses hidden cameras and unedited footage to track the daily news of some of the largest industries in the world, who base their profits entirely on animals. No scene is cut or obscured. The viewer is literally slapped by the images. You'll hear the animals crying and begging (You will hear crying animals that I not even thought could have a voice) and you will see humans having fun while they torture and condemn to death those poor exhausted and helpless animals.
The documentary contains strong, violent, cruel scenes that can disturb and impress, but in any case I would advise everybody to see this movie. If the only way we have to change things is to be impressed, then so be it! Take the courage and have the patience to watch it all the way and especially to acknowledge that all of us are complicit and responsible for the abominations that you will see, every time we sit down at the table and every time we get into a zoo.