MILKED is a brilliant topical feature documentary that exposes the whitewash of Aotearoa's/New Zealand’s multi-billion dollar dairy industry. Young activist Pere (Chris) Huriwai travels around the country searching for the truth about how this source of national pride has become the nation’s biggest threat. New Zealand has rapidly gone from a land with no cows to being the biggest exporter of dairy in the world, and yet the industry seems to be failing in every way possible.
Featuring interviews with high-profile contributors such as Dr.Jane Goodall, environmentalist and former actress Suzy Amis Cameron, and Cowspiracy co-director, Keegan Kuhn, MILKED reveals the behind the-scenes reality of the kiwi dairy farming fairy-tale. It uncovers alarming information about the impacts of the industry on the environment and health, leading up to the discovery that we’re on the edge of the biggest global disruption of food and agriculture in history.
An impactful global story told with a local eye, the film also points to what New Zealand and other countries can do to change their fate.
MILKED is a film with a mission - to educate audiences about the impacts of the dairy industry on our health and planet, and to offer potential solutions and alternatives.
MILKED is part of a genre of issue-based films that illuminate the harms of industrialized food systems. It is important to keep this point of view in mind as you plan and host a screening. Acknowledging that the film conveys a specific perspective offers an opportunity for dialogue about critical media literacy so vital in today’s media-rich environment.
MILKED is uniquely useful for this approach as so much of the investigation, including questioning the veracity of different websites and the way different kinds of research is funded, is a clear part of the film’s narrative.
We're huge big fans of the amazing Mahi (Work) Pere (Chris) and Samah do across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Go check out Chris in this incredible and alarming documentary. Or visit Chris and Samah at the Aotearoa Liberation League Website.
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