The Last Pig

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Bob Comis set out to do the right thing. He believed that there was a way to give animals a good life before they went to slaughter. Though he’s been farming pigs for years, Comis finds that his views are beginning to shift, and he questions the foundations of the work he poured his soul into. Is there really a humane way to kill? The Last Pig beautifully captures the farmer’s changing outlook over the course of several seasons. Glorious footage immerses us in the ways of his farm. Happy beasts enjoy the mud, and lush pastures glow onscreen, a hint of dew further illuminating this place in the sun. But we also see the hardship involved when the day comes each week for pigs to meet their end. Comis’s psychological conflict manifests in small moments of decision making and reflection, most poignantly as he questions the difference between his relationship to his pig and his relationship to his dog. Quiet yet expressive, The Last Pig offers space for expansive thought within the margins of one person’s story. ST

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Director

Allison Argo

Producers

Allison Argo, Joseph Brunette

Editors

David Kennedy, Allison Argo

Cinematographer

Joseph Brunette

Release Year

2017

Festival Year

2017

Country

United States

Run Time

54 minutes

Subtitled

No

Premiere

US Premiere