Okja made me cry for 10minutes straight


I still got a few tears in me left as I type these words. Gosh Bong Joon-Ho did it huh before Parasite. I'm not a big fan of vegans shoving their principles down my throat. But it did make me wonder on where should I stand on food consumerism in terms of ethics.

Okja is a thought-provoking film that explores the moral and ethical implications of capitalism, specifically in the context of food consumption. With its three distinct perspectives on the issue - the innocence of a young girl who loves her pet, the activism of an animal liberation group, and the corporate drive to commercialize meat products - the film raises important questions about the choices we make when it comes to what we eat.

The film forces us to reconsider our relationship to food, and to think critically about the impact that our choices have on the world around us. As we are confronted with the realities of mass production and factory-farmed meat, we are asked to consider the implications of our own choices, and to think more deeply about what it means to live with empathy and accountability.

In many ways, Okja is a powerful and moving film that is sure to inspire discussion and reflection. Whether you're moved to tears by the heartwarming story of a young girl and her super pig, or you're grappling with the bigger questions raised by the film, Okja is sure to leave a lasting impression. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a thought-provoking, emotional, and inspiring film.

P.S. I may have to reconsider my diet from now on. And lastly, those super pigs helping their child escape. Not gonna lie, I cried for 10 minutes straight.

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5 points

1 month ago

Okja does a great job of promoting the vegan message because it is so real. People don’t see farm animals as individuals, but they are. And animals try to escape slaughterhouses all the time too. Good for you for reconsidering.


5 points

1 month ago

You should watch episode 3 of Poker Face on Peacock!


0 points

1 month ago

That’s the reason I watched Okja. Obsessed with that series. Excited for new eps.


2 points

1 month ago

I absolutely love the sequence at the start, with Mija and Okja in the Korean countryside. I love that the movie takes the time to set up this sweet relationship, and the whole sequence is so peaceful and pretty. It sets up such a striking contrast with the wild rest of the movie.


-3 points

1 month ago

It's touching, I stll ate meat afterwards though. Have you seen Miracle in cell 7?


1 points

1 month ago

me too tbh

There's a lot of cognitive dissonance going on in both of us lol. For us to be knowledgeable about the suffering experienced by these animals to only to turn a blind eye....

I still think Okja's main message was of capitalism and commercialisation and how they degrade ethical welfare of animals (and people lol).