Okja is a film that tells the story of Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn) and her best friend and pet super pig Okja. However, when the Mirando Corporation, multi-national business, wants to kidnap, study, and use to alleviate world hunger Mija goes on a journey to save Okja. The two find themselves caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed, and scientific ethics.
“…the two find themselves caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed, and scientific ethics.”
Starring: Seo-Hyun Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal
Director: Joon-Ho Bong ( Snowpiercer, The Host)
Okja was released simultaneously on Netflix and in traditional cinemas in the U.S. and South Korea on June 28 EST. Prior to the film’s official release it has already been in the news because of Netflix’s plans to release the film online, which could possibly cut into theater’s profits.
With a number of hot-button issues some people may take issue with the content matter, but at the heart of the movie is a touching friendship and the reality and issues of our time.