Documentary
Gunda
San Francisco Veg Society Presents Gunda
Hosted by Christy Griffin
Gunda
May 22, 7:00 PM PDT
Virtual Cinema
About the Screening

Please join San Francisco Veg Society for a unique virtual cinema experience you can attend from the comfort of your home. Gunda gives audiences an unfiltered look at the lives of farmed animals, focussing specifically on a mother pig and her piglets. Gunda shows us that nonhuman animals are sentient individuals who experience a wide range of emotions - joy, curiosity, fear, heartbreak. The immersive cinematography of this film is breathtaking. Please invite your not-yet-vegan friends and family to join us for our screening of this important film. A percentage of all ticket sales will go to San Francisco Veg Society. "Documentary cinema is a great tool to show the realities of the world, to show things that we do not see by ourselves, that we do not want to see, or that we have collectively agreed that we do not see, and so we allow ourselves not to think about. With Gunda I want people to see these animals as sentient beings and to encourage them to think about the possibility of their consciousness and selfhood,” Victor Kossakovsky, Director. "Gunda is a mesmerizing perspective on sentience within animal species, normally - and perhaps purposely - hidden from our view... Victor Kossakovsky has crafted a visceral meditation on existence that transcends the normal barriers that separate species. It is a film of profound importance and artistry,” Joaquin Phoenix, Executive Producer.

Virtual Cinema Experience
Our Virtual Cinema enables you to watch movies together online. Your movie will start on Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 PM PDT. This experience synchronizes the movie watching experience for the entire audience.
Director
Viktor Kossakovsky
Producer
Joaquin Phoenix
Runtime
1h 33m
About the Movie
It is a film about pigs, cows and chicken. Black and white. Without words. Without music. Victor Kossakovsky is offering not just a mesmerizing poetic work of art but also a wonderful life experience. We get to know Gunda the sow, her family and neighbors, and it gives us the reason to think about the secret of consciousness and the value of life of those with whom we share this planet.