Strange Beasts: The Private Life of an English Farm

Set on the outskirts of the Bowland Fells, the film is a sensory exploration into the realms of an English dairy farm, observing the peculiar existence shared between man and one of the most fundamental creatures in human history: the cow. In the ‘mini universe’ of the farm, the camera is a quiet witness as the parlour bustles with a sea of cows, the fields hum with the sound of electric wire, and a calf is pulled into existence with the tug of a rope.

Kriston Jackson

Kriston Jackson is a film-maker and designer. Her first film “”Strange Beasts”” was created as part of the Master’s degree in Visual Anthropology, at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, in an attempt to expand the dialogue that calls for an anthropology beyond the human.