You're being lied to. Each day, you are bombarded with messages that reassure you that your food is safe, that it has come from a good place and that the animals have been well cared for. It's time to uncover the truth.
Animal documentaries can have a monumental impact in creating a vegan world. Cowspiracy uncovered the shocking truth about the environmental impact of animal agriculture on our planet, while animal cruelty documentary, Blackfish, was the catalyst to the eventual banning of orcas in captivity. Every time a new vegan documentary is released, it has the power to start conversations, open minds, change habits and effect change.
Hogwood: a modern horror story is the biggest exposure of modern pig farming in the UK. It follows the Viva! Campaigns team as they enter Hogwood Farm for the very first time and documents what they discovered beyond the factory farm walls. It records the public outcry and exposes the negligence and inaction by government bodies and corporations alike. They went back again and again – four times in all – and despite all the reassurances, little had changed.
Hogwood was one of Viva!’s most far-reaching campaigns to date. The investigation and subsequent protests gained press coverage nationwide. The Daily Mail ran an exposé uncovering the abuse in 2018 and 2019, and many more national titles followed suit.
The Sunday Mirror, BBC, London Economic, Daily Star, and Plant Based News, all ran stories on the Hogwood horror farm. Regional newspapers such the Bristol Post, Evesham Journal and Ledbury Reporter also jumped in on the action and our director, Juliet Gellatley, did back-to-back radio interviews for regional radio stations across the UK.
Some may recognise the face of our narrator as Bronn of the Blackwater, the charismatic ‘sellsword’ in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. British actor, Jerome Flynn, is also known for his roles in ITV’s Soldier, Soldier, BBC/Amazon Prime's Ripper Street, and being one half of Robson and Jerome!
Jerome is vegan and campaigns for animal welfare and rights. He is therefore a clear choice to narrate Hogwood: a modern horror story, especially since it was Viva!’s founder Juliet who inspired Jerome to go vegan 5 years ago!
"It is an honour to be presenting this very important film. After seeing the horrendous conditions and animal abuse that is happening behind Hogwood’s walls I had to do something. The pigs of Hogwood aren’t just meat products, they are sensitive, emotionally aware beings just like us and they deserve better than this." Jerome, on filming for Hogwood: a modern horror story.
This is a true story. It's not an easy story to tell nor is it an easy story to hear. But it is one that we must all share. Help Viva! get the truth out there.
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