Jusep Moreno

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Jusep Moreno is a filmmaker who received a 2022 grant for his documentary film, When Pigs Escape, and a grant in 2023 for Correbous.

When Pigs Escape is about Matilda, who escapes from a farm to give birth to ten piglets in a nearby woodland. Instead of being returned to the farm, animal rights activists and members of the public save Matilda and her babies and they are sent to sanctuaries. The documentary focuses on the pig family’s new life after being rescued, inviting us to reconsider how we relate to these and other animals farmed for food. Jusep writes:

The mission of this project is to advocate for pigs, the most exploited mammal on Earth, and to offer humans an opportunity to get to know these animals so that we can change the way we interact with them as individuals and as a society. Currently, pigs are subjected to extensive harm, and their most basic rights are systematically violated. At the same time, most humans only interact with these animals when they eat them, and we mostly see them alive either exploited in farms or in trucks on the way to the slaughterhouse.

Jusep Moreno completed his documentary and has shown it in more than two-dozen festivals. The documentary received a recognition award from IndieFEST, Impact Docs, and S.O.F.A. Tails, and was an official selection at the International Vegan Film Festival, Cardiff International Film Festival, International Social Change Film Festival, and Stockholm City Film Festival.

In 2023, CAF gave Jusep a grant for Correbous: The Catalan Bullfight. This film focuses on Catalunya, in Spain, where even though the corrida is banned, correbous, which involves the exploitation of bulls, are still legal and occur over five hundred times a year. Jusep aims to shoot the documentary from the bulls’ perspective, hoping to inspire the public and political representatives to push for correbous‘s abolition. The first documentary of its kind, Correbous will be submitted, like When Pigs Escape, to film festivals throughout Europe.