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Soon after Jason and Julia Young bought an abandoned farm property, Jason began a year-long experiment that would change his life forever - and that would produce this quiet, powerful, and impressive feature documentary debut.

The idea seemed simple. If you're going to eat meat, Jason thought, then you should raise the animals. Get to know them, discover their personalities, treat them with respect - and eventually slaughter them yourself.

Lovingly photographed over four seasons - and interspersed with exceptional black-and-white portraits of humans, animals and farm tools, - Animals takes us deep into the heart of the animal-human relationship, with all its contradictions.

2003, 74 min 02 s

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Best Canadian Feature Award
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival
September 28 to October 3 2004, Toronto - Canada

Award for Excellence in Music Composition (Allen Cole, Darren Arsenault) - with a cash prize of 500$ and 10,000$ services to director
Atlantic Film Festival
September 13 to 21 2003, Halifax - Canada

Award for Best Cinematography (Jay Ferguson) - with a cash prize of 7,500$ in equipment and services
Atlantic Film Festival
September 13 to 21 2003, Halifax - Canada

Rex Tasker Award for Best Documentary - with a cash prize of 1,500$
Atlantic Film Festival
September 13 to 21 2003, Halifax - Canada