Movie Review

Okja movie takes on GMOs, factory farms

Netflix production Okja is the story of a giant genetically modified pig and its owner, a young Korean girl named Mija. Produced by Netflix, The two are forced to leave their idyllic home in rural Korea and must battle a greedy corporation that wants to process Okja and other similar giant GMO pigs into meat products. Along the way, they are helped by animal activists. Okja is an indictment against factory farming and genetic engineering. Huffington Post says Okja “is the stuff summer blockbusters should be made of.” Both Huffington Post and the New York Times ranked Okja as one of the top 10 movies of 2017.

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