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.

Director(s): Marc Pierschel
Script: Marc Pierschel
Production: Marc Pierschel, Blackrabbit Images, Katja Wasserthal
Music: Alice Bacher
Actors: Jan Gerdes, Karin Mück, Hilal Sezgin, Matthias Antlfinger, Karen Duve, Indira Eulner, Ute Hörner, Oliver Janssens, Gabriele Missalla, Marlies Veen, Annika Werb
Year: 2020
Duration: 82 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): German
Country of origin: Germany
Shooting Locations: Germany
Screening rights: mindjazz pictures ()

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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: activism
Mentions: Butenland cattle cow dairy farming agriculture animal husbandry animal welfare animal testing farm animals calf livestock slaughterhouse
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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