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Carnage - Swallowing The Past. Simon Amstell.

Carnage - Swallowing The Past

BBC iPlayer film by Simon Amstell about vegetarians in the future. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Simon Amstell, Linda Bassett, John MacMillan, Mawaan Rizwan and others.

Carnage - Swallowing The Past. Simon Amstell. Copyright: BBC.

Carnage - Swallowing The Past

A BBC iPlayer film written and directed by Simon Amstell set in the future when everyone is a vegetarian

Genre
Film
Published
2017
Platform
BBC iPlayer
Episodes
1
Starring
Simon Amstell, Linda Bassett, John MacMillan, Mawaan Rizwan, James Smith, Martin Freeman, Eileen Atkins, Lindsay Duncan and others
Writer
Simon Amstell
Director
Simon Amstell
Producer
Daniel O'Connor

Set in a utopian 2067, Carnage looks back at a time when human beings ate other animals.

For the young people of this time, the idea that their grandparents could have been complicit in a bloodbath of unnecessary suffering is wholly unimaginable.

The film aims to break the taboo around Britain's animal eating past, whilst showing compassion for a generation, now seeking therapy to cope with the horror of their unthinkable actions.

Carnage combines archive with original drama and is narrated by Simon Amstell, who gives a unique comedic peek into a future where animals live equally amongst humans.

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