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

disturbing facts.

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.


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