In a world struck by climate change and overpopulation, food production control is increasingly becoming a huge business for a handful of giant corporations. Following the industrial production chain of pork, from China to Brazil through the United States and Mozambique, the documentary describes the enormous concentration of power in the hands of these Western and Chinese companies. This movement is putting out of business hundreds of thousands of small producers and transforming permanently entire landscapes. Launched in United States at the end of the Seventies, the system has been exported across the world, especially in large-populated countries such as China.

From waste-lagoons in North Carolina to soybeans monoculture developed in the Amazon rainforest to feed animals, the movie describes how the expansion of this process is jeopardizing the social and environmental balance of the planet.

"Soyalism" raises our awareness of the problems of livestock farming and the system of soy production with its fatal ecological effects. A well-researched and comprehensive documentation that motivates us to question our own consumption.

Director(s): Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti
Script: Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti
Production: Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti, Andrea Ricciardi, Susanna Trojano
Music: Stefano Piro
Actors: Rich Dove, Elsie Herring, Christopher Leonard, Dan Basse, Janet Larsen, Minidi Schneider, Tony Weis, Gustavo Oliveira, Jeremias Vunjanhe, Romulo Batista, Bill Niman, Nicolette Hahn Niman
Year: 2018
Duration: 65 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Italy
Shooting Locations: Brazil, China, United States, Mozambique
Screening rights: Javafilms ()

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Main topic(s): Global Food
Secondary topics: meat industrial agriculture
Mentions: slaughterhouse pigs agriculture WH Shuanghui production chain cesspools waste swine farms water pollution hog farms vertical integration model Smithfield eating habits soy soy beans agribusiness Bunge Monsanto ADM Cargill Dreyfus Pro-Savana land-grabbing deforestation rain forest green house gases monocultures fertilizers pesticides.
Topic Page(s): Global Food

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