A Butcher’s Heart

Netherlands, 2017, 15 min
Directed by
Marijn Frank
animale @en / animals / copii @en / food / human-animal relationship / mâncare / meat trade

CPH: DOX 2018 – School & Family Programme

Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2018 – Special Programme

One World International Human Rights Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection

IDFA 2017 – Kids & Docs Competition

13 year old Wessel is learning the tricks of the butcher trade from his patient grandfather, who assumes that his grandson will take over the family business. Wessel isn’t convinced – maybe he’d prefer to work with living animals. We learn that Wessel used to be bullied by classmates regarding his father’s profession. He questions their hypocrisy; do they think meat grows on trees?