Re: The New Desire for Meat – The Revival of Europe’s Butchers

The butcher’s trade is threatened with extinction: over the last decade, more than half of all butcheries in Germany have closed their doors. Their work is now being done by machines in large meat factories. But a new generation of butchers in Europe is currently revolutionizing the dying profession.

Arte Re: casts light upon an innovative and internationally networked butcher scene that sees itself as both pioneering as well as respectful of the traditions of the trade. Can they have an impact in this age of factory farming? One thing is for sure: the scene is expanding – and their fan base as well.

Genre

  • Report

Authors

  • Frauke Schlickau, Lutz Ehrlich

Broadcaster

  • ZDF/Arte

Running Time

  • 30 Minuten

Year of Production

  • 2017