The pioneering, definitive documentary about the exploitation of animals in modern society, THE ANIMALS FILM was released theatrically and televised internationally to wide acclaim.
On Britain's Channel 4 network, it was the debut film in the "World Cinema" slot, broadcast on the new network's 3rd night on-air. Among the film's many distinctions, it was broadcast uninterrupted by commercial breaks on C4.
For the Swedish TV broadcast, Sweden's biggest newspaper sat the country's Minister of Agriculture in front of the TV to give his reactions, and new legislation was put
The film was Pick-of-the-Week & Pick-of-the-Day in all UK national newspapers, and generated extensive front-page news and feature stories in the UK and overseas.
Startling... impeccable... a storm of approval for The Animals Film.
I do not know when I have been so moved by the power of the cinema as a medium to transform the entire sensibility of an audience.
A deeply affecting and compelling film... the most important and passionate utterance on scenes of suffering and surviving since Peter Watkins made The War Game nearly 20 years ago.
Compulsively watchable... The work of an accomplished committed film-maker who knows how to manipulate images and sound.
One of the most unusual documentaries ever made... unflinching... ferocious muckraking... argues that the logic of human supremacy is a blueprint for annihilation.
The dichotomy between the way we care for animals and the way we exploit and abuse them is explored with shocking vividness...Keating's photography is stunning... Schonfeld's narration is muscular...has a haunting poetry.
Explosive, tough and very special British film.