In 1982 Aotearoa reached 'peak sheep', with 22 sheep per person. By 2014 the dairy industry had become a mainstay of the Kiwi economy, contributing four percent to the the country's GDP, and earning more than $10 billion in export earnings. But at what cost? This feature-length documentary follows activist/producer Chris Huriwai as he investigates how being the world's most successful milk exporter may be "failing" Aotearoa. Huriwai visits large dairying operations and talks to farmers and environmentalists — including ecologist Mike Joy, outspoken writer Rachel Stewart and legendary British anthropologist Jane Goodall.
It's incredibly powerful and it's incredibly devious.– Former farmer and writer Rachel Stewart on the power of industrial dairying in New Zealand
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