Ed is commissioned to make a documentary intending to change those habits of society that are harmful to animals. But completely alien to the animal protection movement; he will realize that to carry out the project, he must first convince himself.

A project that will forever change his lifestyle, or perhaps not.


EMPATHY is a new project by the Foundation for the Adoption, Sponsorship and Defense of Animals (FAADA) and director Ed Antoja, who once again places himself in the center of a film, this time to tell his particular take on animal suffering through a combination of fiction, advertisement and documentary styles.

A film that begins with a part ironic, part cynical tone that makes the viewers identify themselves with the main character, who faces the issue from a position of ignorance and skepticism, but who gradually becomes more serious and educated about the subject matter as the documentary progresses.

The project is developed from three different perspectives:

  • Firstly, from all the footage that Ed has been commissioned to produce for the documentary.
  • Secondly, from Ed’s relationship with the project and its subject matter.
  • Finally, from the director’s style of filmmaking.

Empathize with Ed’s cause and join his evolution. Meet the experts and characters he finds on the way.

Follow the project’s news!

The human animal has broken its links from the biological chain, forgetting that each species has its place and all of them are necessary to maintain the balance
Jorge Riechmann
Exploiting any living being and depriving it of its rights without compelling reasons threatens the basis of fundamental human rights
Steven Wise
Animal testing is ethically unacceptable and scientifically unreliable
Francisco Garrido
If protecting a species means torturing its members, perhaps protection is not so valuable
Pablo de Lora