Casuistry: The Art of Killing a Cat (2005)
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You'll find the word "casuistry" (pronounced kazoo-istry) in most dictionaries, just above "cat." It refers to a method of ethical analysis which takes into account the unique circumstances of particular cases. The term is often used disparagingly, in reference to specious justifications. Casuistry: The Art of Killing a Cat scratches its way beneath the surface of an infamous Toronto animal cruelty case, deftly exploring the opaque logic surrounding this macabre act.Jesse Power, ex-vegetarian,
Apr 27, 2005 Wide
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Zev Asher's documentary film follows an incident in which three young men went on trial after they videotaped themselves torturing and killing a cat.
Director-writer Zev Asher's film is a balanced examination of the incident, which caused a media stampede that blew the case out of proportion.
In deliberate, clinical fashion, Zev Asher's documentary catches up with a notorious Canadian case of art versus animal cruelty.
Generally, the whole lot get a chance to speak their minds, to contextualize the events, and most come off as completely awful people, from either side of the issue. In the end, this alone makes for Casuistry being a great documentary experience.
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