After watching the Netflix original movie Okja, I’m an emotional wreck and looking at food in a whole new light.
In 2007, Lucy Mirando became CEO of the Mirando Corporation where she announced that her organization had been breeding a special kind of superpig. Twenty-six of the best pigs would be sent to locations around the world, and ten years later, one will be crowned the winner.
In 2017 in South Korea, a young girl named Mija risks everything to save her best friend – one of the genetic superpigs named Okja – from the multi-national Mirando Corporation who have captured Okja to bring to New York City for the Best SuperPig Festival. Along her quest, Mija encounters a group from the Animal Liberation Front who join her to save Okja from slaughter.