'Andy Goes In' to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival
A new animal rights documentary, Andy Goes In, is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 12. According to the TIFF website, the 12-minute short exposes “the shocking culture of abuse at a factory farm.”
The documentary was directed by Josh Polon, and focuses on “Andy,” an undercover investigator for Mercy For Animals (MFA), that gives “a voice to the unseen heroes who risk everything to bring animal abusers to justice.” According to Mercy For Animals:
“The powerful and heartbreaking film profiles MFA investigator “Andy,” who went to work at a Tyson contract farm in Tennessee. There he uncovered farm owners beating and stabbing chickens using a spiked club, standing on the birds’ necks, and throwing live birds into buckets to suffer and slowly die.”
In an interview with Polon, he states that he hopes his film shows viewers just how difficult the life of an undercover investigator is, and that his main goal is:
“To give a sense of how important this work is to Andy and the lengths he’s willing to go to for it. And hopefully this inspires people to be a little more courageous in working for the changes they want to see in the world.”
Andy Goes In will be screened during the “Short Cuts Programme 08” at 9:15pm on September 12, and will be available on the Mercy For Animals website after the premiere.
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