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New animated short film brings the story of rainforest destruction to new audiences

“There’s a monster in my kitchen and I don’t know what to do…”

There’s a Monster in my Kitchen is an animated short film that tells the story of a young boy who learns of the heartbreaking reality of rampant deforestation in places like the Amazon from Jag-wah the jaguar. With Jag-wah, the young boy explores how the industrially produced meat is fueling the clearance of precious forests and vows to mobilise people to fight the monsters.

Across Brazil, an area almost the size of the UK burned in 2020.[1] This was no accident. The fires were intentionally lit to clear land primarily for beef and animal feed crops. This destruction is catastrophic for Indigenous Peoples struggling to protect their lands – and is pushing forest wildlife like jaguars to the brink.[2]

But instead of speaking out against Amazon destruction, the Canadian government is preparing to reward it. If passed, the Canada-Mercosur free trade deal could exponentially increase meat imports from Brazil – and vindicate the Brazilian government’s ongoing roll-backs on the environment and human rights.[3]

We can’t let that happen. 

There’s a Monster in My Kitchen is a powerful new film that can help to sound the alarm on the causes of Amazon destruction – and inspire more people to take action.

The animation was made by creative agency Mother and produced by four time Oscar nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. It is the sequel to the viral hit Rang Tan and features the voice of Golden Globe nominated Narcos star Wagner Moura.

“Oh Jag-wah in our kitchen, now we do know what to do / We’ll stop these deadly monsters so our planet can renew.”

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  1. According to data from INPE, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research
  2. Mongabay, Sept 2020, ‘For the Pantanal’s jaguars, fires bring ‘death by a thousand needle wounds’’
  3. Mia Rabson, Sept 2020, ‘Feds pushed to abandon trade talks with Brazil over Amazon deforestation from fires’