Preview: Gunda: Mother, Pig

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Gunda consoles one of her piglets, just a nuzzle will do. Photo: BBC/ Neon

This 1hr 30 min film is a glimpse into the perspective of the animals on an average farm. Even though pigs, cows and chickens are involved in our every day lives through the food we eat, we rarely get a chance to see things from their point of view.

Gunda provides a glimpse into the raw and simple power of nature through mesmerising encounters with farm animals, the eponymous Gunda, a mother pig, two ingenious cows and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken.

Filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky reminds us of the many lives that share this earth with humans and their value. From the first steps of piglets to the roaming joy of freed cows, Gunda: Mother, Pig draws a connection between human and animal.

Beautifully shot in black and white, the film is a master class in observational documentary filmmaking. It will leave you with a softened heart and new perspective on the planet, which is not our own alone but, is shared with many creatures great and small.

Gunda: Mother, Pig – Wednesday at 10pm on BBC Four

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