Above The Heart

Above The Heart

Above The Heart

2012 / Belgium / 79min

At dawn, the animals file into the slaughterhouse in their hundreds. Men are there to greet them; their slaughter is the first stage of their transformation. 
Once it has been fuelled, the chain sets the pace of work: both animal nature and the worker’s know-how are subjected to the rhythm. 

From the beast to the meat, from industrial systematization to packaged products, how is our consumption determined?

To which extent does a production mode define our culture and aspirations; for wich good and what mankind?



  • Original title
    Above The Heart
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Gaëlle Komàr & Joël Godfroid
  • Editing
    Fanny Roussel
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    79 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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