Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2011 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
One day last winter, I saw pigs infected by foot-and-mouth disease buried alive in a farm near my house. It was then that I decided to follow the lives of two pigs. As I documented their lives and watched them grow, I discovered new dimensions to the animals, which I couldn’t have imagined before. The more I learned about these intelligent and wonderful animals and about their treatment within the livestock industry, the more I hesitated before eating the pork cutlets, sweet and sour pork or pork hocks that I loved before. What will I do now?
In 2011, foot-and-mouth disease has led to the mass cull of 3.5 million cattle and pigs. When we add the number of poultry destroyed, 10 million animals have been buried alive in an attempt to stop the virus spreading. People cared less that these animals were buried alive and suffered, and more about the contamination of ground water. I drew inspiration from our indifference to other creatures. I wonder if the huge social impact of the outbreak will serve as a warning to our current habits, where our unsustainable desire for meat results in producers raising animals in increasingly close confinement.