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Jamil Yamani

2005// CHICKEN


DV: duration 5:30, stereo audio.


This short film explores the unnatural distance we in western countries have from the animals we eat everyday.

Globally, chickens, pigs, sheep and cows are slaughtered by the billions and we seem to not want to know to or care. I am guilty too.

The regular chickens we buy are stuffed full of hormones and they have been modified genetically such that they cannot even survive without the intervention of drugs.

In this marketplace in Indonesia I purchased a chicken and had it slaughtered and bagged for me. The lady I bought it from openly mocked my curiosity and so she should. I live in a privileged society, I should know where my meat comes from.



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