The Carnivore’s Dilemma

In this film, first-time father and prize-winning journalist Benoît Bringer investigates whether we should still eat meat.

As the population grows and the pressure to provide cheap food increases, there has been a drive towards relentless productivity and industrialized farming. Animal cruelty, major health issues and environmental damage are inevitable consequences. We can all see the problem. But are there alternatives?

We go on a journey to the United States, Portugal, France, Sweden and Germany to reveal the worst excesses of industrial farming and positive alternatives. Animals reared slowly in humane conditions, by farmers who take their responsibility to the countryside seriously.

We find women and men who use farming methods that work in harmony with nature and animals. This film offers an alternative sustainable vision for the future of meat consumption.


  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Premieres Lignes
  • Director: Benoit Bringer
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP, GER
  • Country of production: France



  • Prix de L'Environnement (Festival International Nature Namur 2018, Belgium), Award of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources (Life Sciences Film Festival 2018, Czech Rep.), Prix Autrement Vu (FIGRA 2019, France), Galway Film Fleadh 2018 (Ireland), Festival Alimenterre 2018 (Belgium), Festival Ecran Vert 2018 (France), Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2018 (Estonia), Cinemagic Belfast Festival 2018 (Northern Ireland), One Earth Film festival Chicago 2019 (USA), Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2019 (Greece), EkotopFilm -Envirofilm 2019 (Slovakia), Greenpeace Film Festival 2019 (France), Festival du Film Vert 2019 (Switzerland), Pelicam International Film Festival 2019 (Romania),

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