“At the Fork” follows filmmaker John Papola, who says he loves a big plate of ribs, and his vegetarian wife as he tracks how food ends up on his plate.
The film is touted as an unbiased look at farm animals’ lives. Papola says he’s not an animal activist, nor is the film about some “grand conspiracy” in our food supply.
But there is likely to be some advocacy – the preview shows an eyebrow-raising image of thousands of chickens crammed into one room – as the film is being promoted by the Humane Society of the United States and Whole Foods.
“At the Fork” features interviews with Dr. Temple Grandin, an animal science professor who advocates for the humane treatment of livestock. She has also worked as a consultant for Burger King, McDonald’s and more. Also in the film are Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society, and Mark Bittman, bestselling author and former New York Times columnist.
“This is an honest look at the way animals raised for food and the impact of the choices we make each time we sit down to eat,” he says.
This one may sell out, so get your tickets quick.