Kids Film „The Dreams of 'Farm' Animals”
Animals‘ Angels reaches out to kids! Our film “The dreams of ‘farm’ animals” takes children on a journey around the globe to look behind the scenes of 'farm' animal husbandry. How do ‘farm’ animals spend their lives? Why do people keep 'farm' animals? And: how can we all get active for better animal protection? Our film explores these and other questions in individual chapters. Throughout the film, no obviously cruel scenes, such as slaughter scenes, are shown.
About the Film
Age: 7 to 10 years
Song (chapter 7): suitable for all ages
Length: 27 minutes
Topics: animal welfare, ethics, origin of meat & milk & eggs, globalisation, economic “supply chain” & capitalism, responsibility for our planet (animals, environment, climate), how to get involved & active
The film has been designed to be used in classrooms and animal welfare clubs around the world to address and explore the relationship of humans with ‘farm’ animals.
Languages: English, German (further translations will follow)
The film can be shown as a whole or in individual thematic chapters. The chapters build on each other in terms of content, but they can also be selected individually and shown separately.
Watch or Download the Film Chapter by Chapter
Chapter 1: One big Family of Animals
(2 min, in main film: 00:28 – 02:21)
We discover the colourful diversity of our animal world. Aquatic animals, birds, land animals – and humans. The chapter reveals that we are all part of a big family of living beings that lives together on our planet Earth.
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Chapter 2: 'Farm' Animals
(2 min, in main film: 02:22 - 04:25)
This chapter introduces the most common types of 'farm' animals and highlights the dependence of these animals on humans.
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Chapter 3: Charlie, Bella & Miss Daisy
(5 min, in main film: 04:26 - 09:24)
The chapter explains different husbandry methods of 'farm' animals around the globe, using the three main characters as examples: the goat Charlie in extensive farming in Ethiopia, the cow Bella on a dairy farm in the Czech Republic and the chicken Miss Daisy in a battery farm in India.
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Chapter 4: Animal Transport
(4 min, in main film: 09:25 - 13:19)
We explore the vast variety of methods and vehicles used to transport animals in different countries and continents. The topic is explored in more detail, following the stories of the three main characters Charlie, Bella and Miss Daisy.
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Chapter 5: Why do People Keep 'Farm' Animals?
(3.5 min, in main film: 13:19 - 16:57)
This chapter highlights the fact that 'farm' animals are ultimately kept for the production of meat, eggs or milk. We also explore the impact of global 'farm' animal husbandry on the environment. Finally, the responsibility of humans is addressed in a child-friendly and age-appropriate way.
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Chapter 6: Let’s get Active!
(4.5 min, in main film: 19:26 - 24:59)
Here, child-friendly ideas and suggestions are presented on how we can all become more active for better animal welfare and environmental protection. Three "calls to action" are presented: Be kind to ‘farm’ animals! / Think about what you eat! / Join a group!
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Chapter 7: The Song "Dreamer"
(2.5 min, in main film: 16:59 - 19:18)
Sing along! With a catchy melody and lyrics about the dreams and needs of 'farm' animals, the message of the film is conveyed in a playful and musical way. The song can be used for all age groups.
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→ Download Song "Dreamer"
Exchange of Experience – let’s Join Forces!
Are you a teacher or active in other areas of education or youth work and interested in the topic of animal welfare? Have you shown our film or are you planning to do so? We are interested in your methods and expertise on how the topic of ‘farm’ animals can be taught best in an age-appropriate way in class.
Our aim is that our film reaches as many children around the world as possible. We’d love to reach and inspire teachers who have not yet dealt with the topic of animal welfare. Your input, experiences and advice will help to encourage teachers how to address this topic in their classroom. We can’t wait to hear from you. Let us know: how and where you use our film? What additional methods do you use to teach kids about the relationship between humans and ‘farm’ animals? → Contact us