Machine Age is a visceral glimpse into the mechanised world of industrial egg production. Using investigative material, stills and sound, this short film immerses us inside the confines of a factory farm. Directed by Wildlight co-founder Sarah Stirk, produced by Wildlight’s Katy Jenkyns, and edited by Bronwyn Harvey.
Machine Age was commissioned by Four Paws International as part of the ground-breaking ‘End the Cage Age European Citizens Initiative’ (ECI) in which over 170 organisations joined forces to end cage keeping of farm animals. The ECI gained nearly 1.4 million signatures. In April 2021, the campaign went to a public hearing held by the EU Parliament, after which the EU Commission committed to phasing out the use of cages for farmed animals in Europe by 2027.
Machine Age was in the official selection for and screened at 20 film festivals, won Best Documentary, Best International Film, and also was nominated for Best Film By A Female Director at Setting Sun Film Festival in Australia. It is now touring with the International Vegan Film Festival (IVFF) in their 4th annual film festival virtual tour.
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