ES, 2017, 75 min, Spanish with English subtitles
Regie: Ed Antonja
with the film's subject Jennifer Berengueras (via videostream)
Filmmaker Ed eats milk, and cheese, and ... animals. He wears leather shoes and woolen jumpers. When an animal rights organization asks him to make a documentary about the impacts of humans on the animal world, Ed realizes that he is completely alien to their animal loving culture and that to carry out the project, he must first convince himself. Moving beyond pork chops and sausages, he quickly learns just how ubiquitous animal products are in our daily lives. Teaming up with intelligent animal lovers such as the compassionate and engaging Jenny, and following experts down the rabbit hole, Ed finds himself on the path to awakening. But clashing with family and friends, will his new found knowledge and understanding be enough to change his habits forever? Featuring renowned experts such as Melanie Joy, Ursula Wolf, Steven Wise, Peter Singer and Patrik Baboumain, Empathy is a fun, powerful, and thought-provoking look at our relationship with animals.