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Wednesday, September 27 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Last Pig

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Followed by Q&A with Allison Argo
54 minutes
The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive, the film follows a farmer through his final year of slaughtering pigs. As the seasons pass, the farmer admits his admiration for the pigs – and his growing conflict over “peddling in death.” Deeply personal, the film unfolds unhurriedly, often in real time, asking the viewer to stop…and experience: the gaze of a pig, the trust, the steel-hooked slaughterhouse, and the ghosts. The film invites the viewer to contemplate our dominion over others.

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Allison Argo

Film Director & Producer, ArgoFilms
Allison Argo and her films have won six national Emmys (11 nominations) and over 60 awards internationally. Her first film, The Urban Gorilla, won the very first Newcomer's Award at JHWFF. Her most recent film, The Last Pig, was made possible through crowdfunding, in-kind services... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm MDT
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