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2020 | 82 min | Recommended min. age: 12 y

A farm that was turned into a sanctuary – Former dairy farmer Jan Gerdes and animal rights activist Karin Mück are the founders of Hof Butenland. There is no livestock here, just rescued farmed animals who now enjoy a peaceful coexistence that seems almost utopian.

“Butenland” tells the story of two people who focus on the needs of the animals, far from any economic interests. Filmmaker Marc Pierschel accompanied the two of them on Butenland Farm for more than two years with his camera. The intimate portrait captures moments of happiness and sadness, questions the current status of farm animals in our society and leaves everyone touched.

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