The Pecking Order
TitleThe Pecking Order
DirectorVicky Smith
CountryUK
Year1989
Duration5mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionAn innovative animation touching on a series of interlinked concerns around issues of animal slaughter, famine, the Food Mountains of the West and devastation of the rain forests. The reality of violence is represented by live action black and white shots of two knives being sharpened for the slaughter. Different sound effects relate to the collage of diverse animated images chaotically linked together to signify global distress.