Original language: without dialogue


The documentary shares the daily experiences of farm animals who are eaten by humans as they rummage through mud, search for earthworms and chase insects. The main characters are the sow Gunda, two clever cows and the attention-grabbing one-legged hen. Kossakovsky thrillingly recalibrates the viewer's moral world by patiently observing the farm's inhabitants and revealing their secret emotions. This film is a heartfelt and gentle reminder of the innate value of life and the enigmatic subconscious of all animals, including humans.

"A unique and humane look at farm animals that rejects Disney anthropomorphism and the mystification of Planet Earth." "Gunda" is an excellent example of visionary cinema. Kossakovski avoids instructive activism and instead artistically depicts the harmony of nature, encouraging the viewer to look attentively, intelligently and with compassion at the extraordinary condition of the faceless animals that become our daily bread. (Andrei Tănăsescu)

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: ethics, moral education, general competences.

Topics for conversation after the movie: wildlife, harmony of nature

Director: Victor kossakovsky
Year: 2020
Country: Norway, United States
Runtime: 93 min
Rating: V
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