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Gunda (PG)

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Through encounters with a sow, ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing chicken, this documentary explores the inherent value of life.

From Executive Producer, Joaquin PhoenixGunda reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. The documentary is experiential cinema in its purest form, chronicling the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy.

Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm's ambient soundtrack, director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective. Gunda asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it.

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2020 US Dir Victor Kossakowsky 93 min

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