The documentary is a wake-up call to society, questioning our relationship with animals and the environment. The film challenges the acceptance of violence implicit in speciesism, an ideology that has permeated everyone's lives and only leads to an uncertain future. In addition, it unmasks the oppressive system in which people live for centuries and encourages us to rethink personal actions and their consequences.
NOELIA GOMEZ: The global pandemic not only brought with it health and social challenges, but also triggered a wave of reflection on our food choices and habits. In this context, plant-based eating emerged as a rapidly growing paradigm, generating deep discussions and redefining the relationship between personal health and the well-being of the planet. The lockdown and health crisis highlighted the vulnerabilities of food systems focused on animal production and intensive agribusiness. Outbreaks of animal-borne diseases and the depletion of natural resources underscored the need for a radical transformation in the way we obtain and consume food.
The environmental crisis and planetary sustainability are also at the heart of this debate. Intensive livestock farming, driven by global demand for meat and dairy products, is a major cause of deforestation, biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas emissions. To open the way to this discussion, Invisibles, the debut film by director Ana Paula Rosillo, premiered on Thursday, August 10. The film offers an innovative perspective on veganism and the problem of animal consumption from different perspectives.
Plant-based dieting is not a new concept, but the pandemic has accelerated its adoption and broadened the conversation around its benefits. This nutritional approach is based on the predominant consumption of plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts, while limiting or eliminating the intake of animal products.
The synopsis of Invisibles unfolds in four choral micro-stories starring antispeciesist activists, who present real and scientific evidence that addresses crucial issues such as climate change, deforestation, extinction, the exploitation of species and the proliferation of viruses. The documentary forcefully exposes the imminence of global collapse and the urgency of waking up to this reality.
The film offers a differential approach not only on veganism, but also on environmental policy, animal rights and plant-based food. Its cast includes names such as Malena Blanco, creator of Voicot, Ariel Kraselnik, cardiologist, Rocio Hernández, nutritionist, and María Angélica Miotti, lawyer and activist, along with the participation of Santiago Magariños, actor and environmental defender. It is a document that does not seek to establish unique truths or impose ideas, rather, it investigates and opens questions that remain resonating in the heads of the spectators.
Santa Fe-born director Ana Paula Rosillo highlights the importance of bringing these four activists together in the project, demonstrating how their professional vocations intertwine with their activism. The film uncovers the urgency of a new intersectoral policy and a collective need for change in the matrix of thought. Rosillo stresses that “our cause must be made visible and we are here to show it.”
Invisibles is a wake-up call to society, questioning our relationship with animals and the environment. The film challenges the acceptance of violence implicit in speciesism, an ideology that has permeated everyone’s lives and only leads to an uncertain future. In addition, it unmasks the oppressive system in which people live for centuries and encourages us to rethink personal actions and their consequences. SOURCE…