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6 insightful documentaries to support your plant-based journey
August 29, 2021
Here is an eclectic selection of documentaries that focus on the compelling arguments for eating more plant-based: nutrition, health, consumption, sustainability, animal suffering, and the environment.
The Game Changers
Director: Louie Psihoyos
The Game Changers is ‘a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein, and strength’. Following former Ultimate Fighter and elite Special Forces trainer James Wilks, the film seeks to challenge the ‘protein myth’ and answers the most frequently asked question to those following a plant-based diet: “So, where do you get your protein?” The Game Changers answers this question by showcasing high-profile plant-based athletes, including Olympians, NFL players, boxers, weightlifters, and bodybuilders. The film also stars passionate plant-based advocates Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lewis Hamilton.
Forks Over Knives
Director: Lee Fulkerson
Obesity is one of the world’s most widespread lifestyle diseases. Forks Over Knives uses medical examinations to show viewers how a poor diet leads to the development of contemporary lifestyle diseases. This food documentary objectively explains the advantages of a whole-food plant-based diet and its various health benefits.
Hope for All: Our Food – Our Hope
Director: Nina Messinger
Hope for All: Our Food – Our Hope is an urgent appeal to all of us to actively work for lasting change in the world. Filmmaker Nina Messinger shows the consequences of Western eating habits, removing viewers’ blinkers in the process. With in-depth biographies and evidence-based arguments, this is a compelling and thought-provoking vegan documentary.
Live and Let Live
Director: Marc Pierschel
Live and Let Live tells the story of six people who have chosen not to consume any animal products. The documentary deals with the ethical, ecological, and health aspects of a plant-based lifestyle. Director Marc Pierschel addresses the subjects of health, environment, and animal ethics, shedding light on our relationship to animals and the history of vegetarianism and veganism. Pierschel refrains from using shocking images and instead highlights the positive changes in the lives of this food documentary’s central figures.
Speciesism: The Movie
Director: Mark Devries
Advertisements would have us believe that our meat and milk come from idyllic organic farms. In Speciesism: The Movie, filmmaker Mark Devries reveals the living conditions found in the majority of modern factory farms and investigates the origin of moral discrimination against individuals on the basis of their species.
Dir: Marisa Miller Wolfson
Set in New York, Vegucated follows three people for six weeks while they take part in an exciting experiment. Ellen, Brian, and Tesla make the switch from eating a diet containing meat to one that is purely plant-based, and soon begin to notice an improvement in their health. The three protagonists are also actively involved in uncovering abuses in animal farming, which they themselves supported only a few weeks earlier by consuming animal products. Filmmaker Marisa Miller Wolfson’s vegan documentary shows how the trio masters the challenges of their new diet and forges their own path toward creating a better world.