Uk (London): The Animals Film – It’s Not About Them, it’s About Us !


It’s not about them…. It’s about us.

For the first time on DVD
the controversial classic film shockingly relevant to today

Said Alan Brien of THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) I do not know when I have come out of a screening so moved by the power of the cinema as a medium to transform the entire sensibility of an audience.

“The most impressive film maudit, possibly too hot to handle, is Victor Schonfeld’s The Animals Film, a polemical onslaught, stuffed with footage never before shown, and a wealth of newly-shot material often taken undercover, which documents…mankind’s degradation, exploitation, and often pointless torture, of the creatures who share our planet.

He proves, beyond contradiction, that this behaviour is not just random or personal but part of our organised society, with drug companies, government departments, scientists, military authorities, factory farmers, university research laboratories, for their own selfish ends, for profit in money or prestige.


Please go to ‘Trailer’ at the top – 2nd left on links bar, and then select ‘View the Trailer’;


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The pioneering, definitive documentary about the exploitation of animals in modern society, THE ANIMALS FILM was released theatrically and televised internationally to wide acclaim.

On Britain’s Channel 4 network, it was the debut film in the “World Cinema” slot, broadcast on the new network’s 3rd night on-air. Among the film’s many distinctions, it was broadcast uninterrupted by commercial breaks on C4.

For the Swedish TV broadcast, Sweden’s biggest newspaper sat the country’s Minister of Agriculture in front of the TV to give his reactions, and new legislation was put on the agenda.

The film was Pick-of-the-Week & Pick-of-the-Day in all UK national newspapers, and generated extensive front-page news and feature stories in the UK and overseas.

Startling… impeccable… a storm of approval for The Animals Film.
The Guardian (UK)

I do not know when I have been so moved by the power of the cinema as a medium to transform the entire sensibility of an audience.
The Sunday Times (UK)

A deeply affecting and compelling film… the most important and passionate utterance on scenes of suffering and surviving since Peter Watkins made The War Game nearly 20 years ago.
The Australian

Compulsively watchable… The work of an accomplished committed film-maker who knows how to manipulate images and sound.
New Musical Express

The dichotomy between the way we care for animals and the way we exploit and abuse them is explored with shocking vividness…Keating’s photography is stunning… Schonfeld’s narration is muscular…has a haunting poetry.
Hollywood Reporter

The Oregonian

What is shown cannot be denied or, once seen, forgotten. It is truly a film that must make intelligent, sensitive viewers think very seriously about the issues.

A powerful chronicle…it should be seen by people who care about animals and is necessary viewing for those who haven’t really given it much thought…Its images are hard to forget or ignore.
The Arizona Daily Star

Explosive, tough and very special British film.
The Toronto Sun

It’s not about them…. It’s about us.


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