At the Fork

Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.
by John Papola
with John Papola, Lisa Versaci, Kim Sturla, Mark Bittman
USA 2016 English 94’ Colour Documentary form


  • John Papola
  • Lisa Versaci
  • Kim Sturla
  • Mark Bittman


Written and Directed by John Papola
Screenplay Lisa Versaci, Cristina Colissimo
Cinematography Matt Porwoll
Editing Joshua Meyer, Sandra Adair, Alessandro Vlades Rochin
Music Graham Reynold
Sound Design Tom Hammond
Sound Paul Graff
Producers John Papola, Lisa Versaci, Christina Colissimo, Jordana Glick-Franzheim
Executive Producer Dave Matthews
Co-Producer Vadan Less

World sales

Samuel Goldwyn Films

Produced by

Emergent Order

Crossover Productions

John Papola

John Papola is an award-winning writer, producer and director with more than a decade of experience in broadcast television as a creative principal at MTV, Nickelodeon and Spike TV. He is the CEO and Executive Creative Director at Emergent Order, a creative agency and production company, and director of the feature documentary At the Fork.


Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017