The full very powerful documentary: Slaughterhouse The Task Of Blood.
[Somebody once said that if slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian. Slaughterhouse - The Task of Blood is that glass wall, filmed in a small, family-run abattoir in Oldham, Greater Manchester]
The vast majority of people in Britain eat meat but have little knowledge of how that meat ends up on their table. In a powerful observational documentary, Slaughterhouse: The Task of Blood reveals the day-to-day workings of a small, family-run abattoir and attempts to get inside the minds of the people who work there. It’s a hidden part of British life, but the reality is that thousands of animals are slaughtered every day in abattoirs. This film shows the process of meat production as animals are killed, butchered and stored in fridges before being transported to retail outlets. It reveals the attitudes of the workers to their task, their colleagues and life. Slaughterhouse: The Task Of Blood is produced by BAFTA award winning film-maker, Brian Hill.
FACT: In 1994, Keith Mann was sentenced to 14 years in prison for, amongst other things, causing damage to the abattoir in this film.
Air date:Monday July 4th 2005.