• Reverence for Life ...let's talk about killing

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Reverence for Life ...let's talk about killing

a film by Bertram Verhaag

Reverence for Life ...let's talk about killing

Germany | 2011

Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth - ehemals Fließbandmetzger - erschuf mit seiner symbiotischen Landwirtschaft ein ökologisches Tierparadies
… the butcher who loves the animals is a good butcher. What appears to be an ironic principle has been implemented by Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth making it possible again to say with a good conscience: “We must kill in order to live; we live of off other life”.
After turning his back on the meat industry, Schweinsfurth founded the Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten. Now a model for sustainable agriculture and food production, it aims to create a holistic, ecologic environment, giving the animals a decent life and achieving top results in health standards and quality.
That alone was not enough for him though. The “growing and reaping” of meat has to become a connected process one can see and understand again. This is the idea with which Karl Ludwig Schweinsfurth stages a slaughter ceremony amidst his symbiotic farm which offers the animals a free life in nature. Following the old, traditional butchery craft, he demonstrates how an animal can be led to death with care and respect - honouring life.
2011 Berlinale / CULINARY CINEMA - Berlin
2011 Ökofilmtour - Potsdam
2011 Naturvision - Neuschönau
2011 Atlantis Natur- und Umweltfest - Wiesbaden
Cast and Crew
  • Director Bertram Verhaag
Original Languages


Production Company
DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
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