WILLIAMSBURG — Life with Pigs, a Williamsburg-based animal rescue and sanctuary, is hosting a film screening at the Norge Community Hall on Nov. 2.
Life with Pigs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to provide forever homes to farm animals in need. The farm houses pigs, cows, sheep, turkeys, chickens, geese, dogs, rabbits, and tortoises. The team also works to provide educational experiences to the public.
The organization is seeking film screeners 16 and older on Nov. 2 from 7-10 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required.
The documentary slated to be shown is about a dairy cow, but the title is being withheld from the public in order for Life with Pigs to get “real and honest reactions” from those in attendance. The documentary is rated by Common Sense Media as for those 13 and older for upsetting content and brief language.
“We want to understand what people genuinely take away from the film, how it impacts them, if it impacts them, what types of people it impacts etc. Our sanctuary rescues farm animals and we try to let people meet animals on a different level. People think about farm animals with no personality and as very different from cats and dogs and the animals that people typically keep in their home. We’ve found that is not the case in living with farm animals, we have found that they are just as intelligent and loving and fun,” Mallory Phillips, co-owner of Life with Pigs, said.
After the film screening, there will also be a discussion, games, raffle prizes, and food and dessert.
Anyone interested in attending must fill out a brief registration form. Those attending are asked to stay for the duration of the event. For more information on Life with Pigs, visit lifewithpigs.com.