Some love him, some hate him, some would love to eat him...
The pig is the most-eaten animal in the world, but in many places the pig is considered harmful and impure. Will Dorus be an exception? Dorus is a pig living in the back yard of Gerard Zwetsloot, a free-range butcher in the Netherlands. During their walks together, Dorus becomes a local celebrity. Some customers try to discourage the butcher from killing Dorus. Others look forward to tasting his rich meat. As Dorus matures into his second year and reaches the point of slaughter, the butcher faces a difficult choice. Does his love for the pig run deeper than his love of pork?
Divine Pig explores this controversial animal and challenges our cultural assumptions and tastes.
A Pig By Any Other Name...
What can one say about a two-year-old Dutch pig named Dorus? That he was gentle with children and liked to take strolls in the local village? That he happily ate... well, almost everything? That if he could dream, he'd be dreaming about a retirement home for pigs called the Promised Pig Land? (read more)
This film originally aired as part of Doc-Debut, a series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. Each week features the US television premiere of a new foreign doc, offering American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe. The series also provides a unique outlet for films by independent directors and producers to reach a much wider international audience.