Running time: 14:50 year of production: 1989. shot super 8, transferred to 16mm.
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They Shoot Pigs Dont They? is a low-budget comic satire about a serious political ambition: anarchy and revolution. Tormented by constant symbols of past revolutions, Yvonne envisions the takeover of ABC television by the "Women Attack Pigs revolutionary coalition " (WAP). The group broadcasts a manifesto condemning police brutality and prejudice and advocates mass resistance to arrest. New York erupts into slapstick chaos. The police are not safe on the streets they purport to protect, as the women engage in a full-on attack. But revolutions dont happen in a day and they are forced to hijack a plane and flee to Berlin for refuge.
"They Shoot Pigs Don't They?" premiered at the 1989 Low Budget Film Festival in Hamburg and was subsequently shown at festivals around the world. It was a recently part of a group show exhibition on Super-8 at the Dunlop Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan.
It became a cult hit in the underground European and American scene and was part of the MOMA retrospective of Penelope Buitenhuis shorts entitled GUNS AND GUERILLAS.