We’ve all seen movies that scare us, bring us to tears and make us laugh but how often do you watch a movie that totally changes your life? Veganism, the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, is on the rise all over the and a lot of people, this decision has been in some way influenced by the world of film. Whether it’s seeing footage of animals suffering or discovering farming’s damaging environmental effects, a single film can change the way people choose to live their lives.
With 1st of November celebrated as World Vegan Day all around the world, since 1994, by Vegans to point out the benefits of veganism for humans, animals and the environment, we’ve got something in store for you. If you’re looking for powerful movies to recommend to your friends and family, or if you’re thinking of giving up meat and dairy to turn vegan yourself, here are 8 documentaries you absolutely need to watch.
1. The Game Changers
In this compelling 2018 documentary, an ex UFC fighter and martial arts expert James Wilks travels the world on to uncover the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Featuring a number of elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists, Wilks unveils the power of a plant-based diet. This film is truly a game-changer and will seriously force you to rethink your dietary choices.
2. What The Health
Critically acclaimed as the one film that health organizations don’t want you to watch, What The Health follows the journey of filmmaker Kip Andersen as he unveils the unhealthy relationships between the state, the animal agriculture industry and big pharma. The film, a real eye-opener, exposes the consequences of meat and dairy consumption on our health, as well as the existing efforts to cover them up.
3. Forks Over Knives
Promoting the consumption of a whole-food, plant-based diet to reverse or prevent various chronic diseases, Fork Over Knives is a documentary that stresses the effects of processed foods and oil on our body. This film will show you how diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and various heart disease can be prevented just by consuming a plant-based diet and avoiding processed and animal-based food.
Here’s something for the ones who are struggling with converting to veganism. This film documents the challenges of converting to veganism through three New Yorkers who love meat and dairy products and demonstrates the resistance many may feel towards veganism/vegetarianism, without realizing that their food choices impact not just their bodies but Earth in general.
5. Vegan – Every Day Stories
Following the lives of four people from very different backgrounds –
an ultra-marathon runner, a food truck owner, the wife of a cattle rancher and an 8-year old vegan girl – who share one thing in common – a vegan diet. This spectacular documentary follows the personal journeys of ordinary people, each walking on their own path while following a vegan lifestyle. This touching film is sure to poke your emotions, so be prepared to sniff while watching.
This documentary dives into the connection between animal agriculture and climate change and in the process call out several environmental organizations for ignoring or attempting to hide the facts. Cowspiracy will leave you with so many shocking facts about the impact your dinner plate has on the environment, you’ll find it hard not to at least reconsider how you eat.
7. Live and Let Live
Most vegetarian narratives look at least one unique motivations to embrace a plant-based, pitilessness free way of life. Be that as it may, Live and Let Live takes a looks at the individuals who are going veggie lover including previous butchers and meat assembly line laborers. On the off chance that you are searching for vegetarian narratives with a notably human story, this is the film for you. The film highlights unmistakable figures in veganism and basic entitlements including American Social Psychologist Melanie Joy and Australian Philosopher Peter Singer.
8. Planet Vegan
The as of late debuted narrative arrangement Planet Vegan investigates the worldwide development of the veggie lover development. The five-section docuseries uncovers the key figures in the quick development of the veggie lover development and furthermore plans to give a useful and non-critical stage for people who are interested about veganism highlighting top competitors, sustenance specialists and medicinal experts in the vegetarian development, including ultra-continuance competitor Rich Roll, star surfer Tia Blanco and Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown.
9. Eating Animals
Vegan actor Natalie Portman has delivered and portrayed this adjustment of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of a similar name. This narrative endeavors into the development of animal horticulture into the mechanical procedure it has become today, taking a gander at the natural, monetary, and general medical problems attached to manufacturing plant cultivating.
10. H.O.P.E – What You Eat Matters
This inspirational documentary looks at the impacts of a typical Westernised diet on human health, the planet, and animals. It features environmentalist and primatologist Jane Goodall, along with social psychologist Melanie Joy, scholar Vandana Shiva, biochemist T. Colin Campbell and author Caldwell B. Esselstyn and has a simple and clear message – what you eat matters and by changing these habits we can change the world!
11. Hungry For Change
In this documentary, three filmmakers expose the diet industry’s strategies designed to keep people from losing and keeping off weight, ensuring their business model survives by keeping their customers coming back for more. So in case you too are caught up in the vicious circle of expensive diets, this is something you must watch!
The film discusses the negative wellbeing effects of the creature based eating regimen. It supplies elevated levels of cholesterol to the eating routine – considerably more than is required for human utilization and this prompts the thickening of vein dividers which hinders blood course all through the body, in this manner reducing the body’s capacity to react to and fix degenerative and additionally obtrusive tissue issues, for example, disease cells, bacterial and viral contaminations, or general cell harm. The film additionally clarifies the benefits of a plant-based i.e., veggie lover diet.
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