"Dear Tilly" is a short documentary framed as a letter to Carrie and Ron Shogan's adopted daugher, a pig named Tilly. Despite living a tragically short life, Matilda inspired the two to open a sanctuary where 70+ animals now reside and thrive. While Tilly may not be here to witness the lives saved by her legacy, others can. In an effort to create closure and inspire empathy, "Dear Tilly" blurs the lines between human and animal in a time where our definition of family needs to stretch far beyond our own reflection.
2021 IVFF Awards Show, announcing all the winning films, photo essays, and cookbooks.
“This is my world. Join me as I climb transport trucks, and stay quietly and diligently with animals as they go to slaughter. Join me in the dusty roads and at my little hotel room editing desk, as Miguel and I discuss animals, animal photojournalism and, ultimately, kindness.” Moving Animals is a powerful short film about Jo-Anne McArthur’s documentation of the long-distance transport of animals, shot and produced by filmmaker Miguel Endara. Jo-Anne also talks about solutions and how being vegan led to her feeling happy: intellectually, psychologically and emotionally aligned in her place in the world.
With only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, The Need To GROW offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement - an 8 year old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization - a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture - and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology. TNTG delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil - revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
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