Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  52 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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Animal Machine

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From exploiting the cow's physical body to manipulating its cells, a new 21st-century farm animal is under construction.

Animal Machine

Since the 19th century, the fate of cows has been tied to new methods and progress in animal science.

Genetics and new ways of rearing animals have accelerated bovine biological transformation and manipulation. These are no longer the same cash cows of yesteryear; men have adapted the bodies of cattle to stricter quantity and quality standards.

ANIMAL MACHINE investigates how, from exploiting the cow's physical body to manipulating its cells, a new 21st-century farm animal is under construction.

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** Official Selection, 2016 Festival du Film Scientifique de Bruxelles (Belgium)
** Official Selection, 2016 Festival International du Film d'Environnement (France)
** Official Selection, 2016 Festival de films pour l'environnement (Canada)


Main credits

Bloch, Bernard (film director)
Bloch, Bernard (screenwriter)
Rufestin, Céline (film producer)
Deroux, Benjamin (film producer)
Adrien, Anouk (narrator)

Other credits

Montage, Christian Girier; image, Jacques Mora.

Distributor credits

L\'oeil Sauvage

L\'oeil Sauvage

A film by Bernard Block

Docuseek2 subjects

Agriculture and Food
Animals and Animal Rights
Genetically Modified Organisms
Science and Technology

Distributor subjects

Animal Science
Life Sciences
Science and Technology


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