Magazine article Variety

'Aquarela' Helmer Unveils Next Doc

Magazine article Variety

'Aquarela' Helmer Unveils Next Doc

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VICTOR KOSSAKOVSKY, whose high-profile ecological documentary "Aquarela" was made with Participant Media and is world premiering at Venice, is currently shooting "Krogufant," a documentary about the emotional intelligence of cows, pigs and chicken.

"'Krogufant' will only show animals living and interacting with each others - no humans, no slaughter are part of it," said the Russian filmmaker. "What you will see is how intelligent, caring, empathetic and clever these animals are, and how wrong we are to assume that they're stupid and only worthy to be consumed," said Kossakovsky.

The helmer has reteamed with Norwegian producer Anita Rehoff Larsen at Sant & Usant on the project. He spent about two months with each group of animals to capture their daily lives and get a sense of their psychology and behavior. …

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