On March 12th, 2013, Eric Shelley, instructor of meat processing at SUNY Cobleskill who is featured prominently in Farm and Red Moon, came to visit us at Audrey Kali’s house to talk about the film. Audrey was happy to be able to show Eric the hide she had tanned from the lamb slaughtered on his farm in October of 2011. She also got a chance to show him her study where she does a lot of her research on humane slaughter issues. Seeing Eric in the context...
Abattoir Rising, although an appropriate title in the beginning of making this documentary, became less and less adequate in regard to capturing the direction of the film. When we started production, we centered on New England farmers and the challenges they were facing having their animals processed humanely, but the more we researched about the topic of humane slaughter, the more we realized that this is not an issue endemic to one particular...
We met with the philosopher, Dr. Bernard Rollin, an internationally respected animal ethicist, to discuss the treatment of animals at the time of slaughter.
Farmers raise animals on pasture, out of cages, and in good health —Who would have thought a humane death would be so difficult?
Directors: Audrey Kali and David Tamés
Cinematographers: Chuck Green, Allie Humenuk, Ed Slattery, and David Tamés
Farm and Red Moon is a documentary film currently in production.
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The production phase of the film is being supported by a Production Grant from the LEF Moving Image Fund, a Matching Grant from Farm Forward, and donations by private individuals. In addition, Farm Forward is donating ongoing strategic consulting services and has featured the film on its website, newsletter, and social media networks.
The preproduction phase of the film was supported by a Development Grant from the LEF Moving Image Fund along with grants from the Framingham State University Foundation, the Framingham State University Office of Academic Affairs, the Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni, the Framingham State University Center for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service, and donations by private individuals.