Residual Minority (Ireland, 06:30)
Directed by: Mieke Vanmechelen
Written by: Mieke Vanmechelen
Humans, animals and their environment are mutually dependent.
The rare cattle in this film are part of a collective cultural identity that is under threat of dying out. They symbolise the possibility of a resistance against individualistic, competitive economic order and are part of an ethical and humane residual minority. We all share a responsibility as future generations inherit the consequences of past environmental use and abuse, including the exploitation of land and animals. The revitalisation of an intergenerational moral imagination offers an alternative to the current western concept of progress.