You are cordially invited to attend the first public screening of Farm and Red Moon (2021, 78 minutes), a documentary film by Audrey Kali, and yours truly, on April 21, 2022, at 4:30 pm in the Dwight Performing Arts Center at Framingham State University. This event is free and open to the public. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Directions and parking information are at the end of this post.
We follow Audrey Kali as she visits farms and slaughterhouses and meets with experts to reveal the ambiguous moral underbelly of humane animal slaughter. But what starts out as a concern for animals becomes a story about people. What she once saw as senseless acts of violence, she understands as a complicated agricultural system, pursued by decent people fully cognizant of the contradictions and complexity of their actions.
What people are saying about the film
“An extraordinarily intelligent and moving documentary on the human-meat relationship.”
— Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals
“A thoughtful, ambitious, and emotionally affecting feature documentary about protagonist Audrey Kali’s journey to understand the ethics of animal slaughter.”
— Jacob Bricca, ACE, author of Documentary Editing: Principles & Practice
- Jennifer Hashley, Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Tufts University
- Audrey Kali, Professor, Department of Communication, Media, and Performance, Framingham State University
- Megan Mayer, Assistant Professor Campus Sustainability Coordinator Department of Nutrition and Health Studies Framingham State University
- Ira Silver, Professor Department of Sociology Framingham State University
- David Tamés, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Art + Design, Northeastern University