Award Winning Short Film, M6NTHS, Premieres Online

The thought-provoking film, which received a Panda Award in 2018, aims to highlight the commoditization of livestock
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Life through the eyes of a piglet (Photo: Supplied)

The pro-vegan film M6NTHS: life through the eyes of a piglet, created by filmmaker Eline Helena Schellekens, is now available online.

M6NTHS, a 12-minute film shot entirely from a pig’s point of view, without any comments or voice-over, offers a unique perspective into the animal's life growing up on an industrial farm.

'Consuman' desires

Filmmaker, Eline Helena Schellekens, said: “As we enter the Year of the Pig, could we resolve to get to know this intelligent animal better?

“Our desires as 'consumans' to get a lot for a little are responsible for this life; would we make the same choices if we could look the piglet in the eye?”

The film will be available online over a two week period, exclusively on the websites of animal welfare organizations, including Compassion in World Farming.

Head of Campaigns at Compassion in World Farming, Sean Gifford, said: "M6NTHS invites the viewer to think about how we rear and treat farm animals."

The film's trailer

'Unimaginable suffering'

Gifford added: "As the film highlights, sows are often confined in cages across the continent but they are not alone. Millions of other farm animals also spend much of their lives imprisoned in cages.

"Pigs, hens, rabbits, quail, ducks, and geese all experience unimaginable suffering in cages on farms throughout the EU. It’s time to stop this cruelty."

You can watch the full film here