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OPENING NIGHT: Carnage

  • ACMI Federation Square, Flinders Street Melbourne Australia (map)

Tickets include access to EFFA Opening Night celebrations - food, drink and entertainment.

Opening night is presented by LUSH.

Dir. Simon Amstell | UK | 2017 | 68mins

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Part star-studded mockumentary, part quirky sci-fi and completely brilliant, Carnage is set in a future Britain of 2067, in which the entire population practices veganism.

In an unexpected turn, human society has evolved to a point where compassion and non-violence is normalised and eating, wearing or exploiting animals is considered completely abhorrent. Even older generations, while still complicit, attend support groups and are still working through the shame and guilt of their carnivorous pasts. Combining a range of absurd archival footage and originally filmed set pieces, Carnage intelligently presents a slyly satirical and vastly entertaining look back over the 150 year journey of how this improbably vegan utopia came to pass.

Directed by Simon Amstell (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), this sidesplitting new comedy is simply a must-see; not only a total riot but also an intelligent provocation that will provide food for thought for even the most ardent carnivores.

The comedian’s first feature-length film is not only hilarious, but puts a highly convincing case forward for veganism without once being preachy.
— Max Benwell, The Independent

Introduction

Thomas King Thomas King is the Executive Director of Food Frontier. For 8 years Thomas has worked on environmental, animal welfare, health and global development projects across 5 continents, from conserving rainforests in Borneo to helping alleviate poverty in Cambodia, even documenting climate change in the Arctic with IMAX. Recognising there was a common link between all of these issues, Thomas founded Food Frontier to create a healthier, more sustainable food system by accelerating groundbreaking meat alternatives to animal agriculture. Thomas was named Young Australian of the Year (VIC) in 2015.

Thomas King

Thomas King is the Executive Director of Food Frontier. For 8 years Thomas has worked on environmental, animal welfare, health and global development projects across 5 continents, from conserving rainforests in Borneo to helping alleviate poverty in Cambodia, even documenting climate change in the Arctic with IMAX. Recognising there was a common link between all of these issues, Thomas founded Food Frontier to create a healthier, more sustainable food system by accelerating groundbreaking meat alternatives to animal agriculture. Thomas was named Young Australian of the Year (VIC) in 2015.

Ellen Sandell MLA - Member for Melbourne Before becoming an MP, Ellen was the CEO of a national climate change non-profit organisation. Ellen is fighting for a clean economy and a more caring society in the Victorian Parliament. With Melbourne's Federal Representative Adam Bandt and local Greens Councillors, Melbourne is leading the country in standing up for the environment, a liveable city and a fair society.

Ellen Sandell MLA - Member for Melbourne

Before becoming an MP, Ellen was the CEO of a national climate change non-profit organisation.

Ellen is fighting for a clean economy and a more caring society in the Victorian Parliament. With Melbourne's Federal Representative Adam Bandt and local Greens Councillors, Melbourne is leading the country in standing up for the environment, a liveable city and a fair society.

Every feature length film at EFFA 2017 is screening with an Australian short. Angus Ware's Junk Food will be screening before Carnage. Fast, convenient, seductive... and total trash. Food porn where everything is made out of disposed plastic.

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