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A new Netflix original movie titled Okja was received warmly with a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival this year.  Okja is about a young South Korean girl named Mija whose pet (a fictitious super pig species that resembles a hippo) is kidnapped by a corrupt industry who wants to slaughter the animal. The film follows the girl on her action-packed journey to save her beloved pet from the meat industry.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho, the film features Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhall, and newcomer to the screen, young South Korean actor Ahn Seo-hyun, who plays the role of Mija. Not only does the film have a clear animal rights and vegan message, but their use of computer animation rather than using live animals in the film shows that the creators are living up to their message.

We are so glad to see animal rights issues being brought into a large global spotlight, and we hope this film inspires viewers to think about how their everyday choices impact the world around them.

Okja will be released on Netflix on June 28, 2017, where you can watch it here. Share with friends and plan a movie night to watch the film’s Netflix debut!

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0 comments on “Film That Challenges Why We Eat Animals Receives 4-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes … And It Will Be on Netflix Soon! (VIDEO)”

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Richard Goddard
1 Years Ago

Will see this movie for sure. Hope it does well to convert people to making a better world for all creatures

1 Years Ago

Darn, not even a real pig and I was ready to cry. no animals on my plate for 41 years and. Never again.

john pasqua
1 Years Ago

animals are not food now.

Brenda Psaras
1 Years Ago

Can\'t wait to see the movie!

1 Years Ago

I can\'t wait to see this!


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