Animal Appetites

Michael Cho

1991, 18:30 minutes, colour, English


Animal Apetites examines the case of two Cambodian immigrants, who were arrested in Long Beach, California, for killing their dog for food. Using humor and an unconventional style, this documentary follows the rising tide of racism in the U.S. while questioning what American culture is to explore some serious issues. This documentary looks at animal rights, America's cultural diversity and its acceptance of its immigrants.

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