The BAFTA-winning documentary 73 Cows will be shown to policy makers in Brussels in March.
The short film shows the struggle of cattle farmer Jay Wilde. He eventually sells his cows to an animal sanctuary in Norfolk after deciding he can’t slaughter animals anymore, before becoming vegan.
The screening, organised by Humane Society International, is being shown to inspire agricultural policy change.
“We never could have predicted this, but to try and inspire change in agricultural policies, 73 Cows will be screened at the European Parliament in Brussels this March,” said the film’s director Alex Lockwood reports Plant Based News.
“Myself, Jay and Katja [Wilde] will also be taking part in a post-screening Q&A. Thank you to the Humane Society International for inviting us.”We never expected our little film could potentially have a direct impact on European policy. We’re beyond proud. Never underestimate the power of film.”
73 Cows is by Jay and Katka Wilde, farmers in England. it was directed and produced by Alex Lockwood.
The film won a BAFTA Award for Best Short Film at the 72nd BAFTA ceremony.