Eleni Vlachos presented her anti-animal-abuse documentary Seeing
Through the Fence in Bryan Jr. auditorium on Tuesday night.
A pro-vegan film with a heavy nod toward the directorial stylings of
Michael Moore, this documentary is humorous and thought provoking.
Vlachos presents us with a visual parade of man on the street
interviews interspersed with brutal factory farm footage overlaid with
Her benign interrogation reveals the thinking of an eclectic mixture
of people, from her meat-eating family members, to disgruntled former
meat-plant workers, to staunch vegans. Vlachos provokes them to
explore their relationship between the food we eat and the animals
that provide that food.
She documents the often-contradictory responses of everyday people as
they express their rights as superior beings to eat meat. The film
introduces the viewer to "Mr. average middle-class guy, "who adheres
to "the Judeo-Christian view that God gave us animals and he put us in
charge." We hear this same man later on in the documentary state that
people should be punished for animal cruelty.