The Waterkeeper Alliance, with co-sponsor Craven Community College, will present a documentary film, “Eating Animals,” in Orringer Auditorium Friday, February 22. There will be two screenings at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The documentary tells the stories of the farmers and whistleblowers who are challenging the harmful system of industrialized meat production. The film’s heroes show us that it’s possible, against all odds, to fight the factory farming system and find a path forward that is kinder to our animals, better for our own health, and gentler on our planet.
“Eating Animals” was directed/produced by Christopher Quinn and made its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. The film is based on the book by acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer (“Extremely Loud” and “Incredibly Close”), who also produced alongside Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (“Black Swan” and “Jackie”). The documentary was filmed in parts of Eastern North Carolina with appearances by locals: Rick Dove, Larry Baldwin, Joanne Somerday, and John Klecker.
A discussion with the film’s director and local water keepers will follow both screenings. A reception starting at 6:30 p.m. will precede the 7:30 p.m. screening.