Sun never shines on that farmPicked up on a review of this “documentary” film yesterday on 5 live and think it might be good for TFFers to be aware of it. It’s been nominated for Cannes apparently so could get quite a bit of press. Filmed on a large dairy farm somewhere in the south of England it follows a cow for around 4 years. There’s no actual commentary by the sound of it so it’s up to the viewers to draw their own conclusions. Inevitably it will be down to the film makers to portray what they want the film to say but it was described as depressing on the radio. Critics comments such as “what the cow might be thinking“ won’t help its image even though they say it doesn’t anthropomorphise the animal.
Dairy farmers here who engage with the public might just want to be aware of questions it’s going to raise if it becomes popular. I hear more negative comments about dairy farming from non farmers than any other sector.
I’ve pasted a trailer for it below.