On the Domestication of Sheep

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This animated film gives precise instruction and illustrates the process whereby wild animals are domesticated and turned into machines––in the case of sheep, wool, milk and meat machines. It proposes that, historically, the domestication of wild animals was a model for human slavery and for the sexual subjugation of women… at first female captives, then wives and daughters. The film also contextualizes an educational film which teaches us how to appreciate, naively, the “gifts” that animals “give” us.

Directed by Jill Godmilow (USA)

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