Truth Be Told – Swallow This

An investigative TV documentary that unpacks meat production, distribution and consumption in South Africa. From slaughter to supermarket – how fresh is our food and what are we actually eating?

The truth is that animals are bred to be killed and to be consumed.

That’s not the way nature intended it, but the way our consumption driven society dictates it should be. We think it’s okay to eat as much meat as we do everyday because we need to survive and stay fit and strong – but is there another way? Can we curb our consumption in order to create a healthier and more humane world? Swallow This takes an in depth look at meat production in South Africa and finds out exactly what we’re eating.

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  • LENGTH: 48 minutes
  • LOCATION: Cape Town
  • DIRECTOR: Antoinette Engel
  • WRITER: Antoinette Engel
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: Penguin Films
  • EPISODES: 1
  • YEAR: 2012