New Pigs on the Block
NL, 2022, 70 min, Pig and Dutch with English subtitles
Directed by: Jimmy Kets
Heimatsaal im Volkskundemuseum
Paulustorgasse 13a, 1. Stock
mit Lena Remich & David Richter (Verein gegen Tierfabriken)
Mia, Anja and Luc live a seemingly care-free life as part of an urban community project. Neighbours bring their leftovers, volunteers feed and clean them, and children come to pet them. When they’re alone, the pigs enjoy a playful, muddy life - scratching, wriggling and eating together. However, the outside world becomes a continual disruption.
Jimmy Kets camera takes us to the pigs´ eye level and also looks at mankind from their perspective. New Pigs on the Block is a tenderly confrontational film, which illuminates the ambiguous relationship between humans and animals in an unprecedented way.