Thursday, June 4, 2015

Short Film: We Ate the Children Last


"We Ate the Children Last" Directed by Andrew Cividino of Film Forge
Based on a short story by acclaimed Canadian author Yann Martel.

In this dark satire, Andrew Cividino tackles issues of consumerism, media coverage, prejudice, violence, and the conflicts that arise when public health concerns clash with personal liberties. Based on the short story from Yann Martel, the author of Life of Pi, "We Ate the Children Last" is high-concept science fiction that traces the history of Porsicure, a medical procedure intended to treat stomach cancer by replacing a patient's stomach with that of a pig.  However, the procedure has the unfortunate side effect of leaving patients with a craving for trash. 

Martel’s story and Cividino’s resulting visual adaptation are both heavy on metaphor, using consumption to explore a very wide range of social issues.
"What happens when society embraces a radical medical breakthrough without fully understanding its side effects? We Ate The Children Last, a short science fiction film, explores an unsettling answer to this question."

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