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GUNDA Virtual Film Screening

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Iowa Farm Sanctuary and VegLife Des Moines are teaming up to bring Iowans a first look virtual screening of Joaquin Phoenix’s new film before it hits theatres. The Iowa premiere of Gunda will be hosted by the two nonprofit organizations by special arrangement with the film distributors prior to its theatrical release.

Gunda eloquently and intimately documents the everyday lives and sentience of farmed animals. It is shown in black and white, without human words, and without music. Film director Victor Kossakovsky offers not just a mesmerizing and poetic work of art, but also a wonderful life experience. The audience gets to know Gunda the sow along with her family and neighbors, and the film inspires deep contemplation about the consciousness of all living beings and the emotional richness of non-human animals. Gunda is rated G.

The virtual screening of Gunda happens Saturday, April 10 at 7:00pm CT. Viewers from across Iowa and the Midwest are welcome. Tickets are $11 at, and are required in advance to view the film. A link to view the film will be emailed to ticket purchasers. Included with the film screening is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with executive producer Joaquin Phoenix and director Victor Kossakovsky, which will be shown following the film.

A portion of each ticket sale from this special screening benefits Iowa Farm Sanctuary.


April 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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