It’s time to get vegucated!
Documentaries, particularly those that advocate for a vegan lifestyle, are probably responsible for converting more than half of the people who are vegan today or follow a plant-based lifestyle. Regardless of the facts, there’s no doubt that they play a major role in keeping people informed and though they are usually tough to watch, they are very much necessary.
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If you’re vegan-curious, want to be informed, or are just looking for a little bit of reminder, here are the best documentaries to watch.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today—the animal agriculture industry.
What the Health (2017)
Another Kip Andersen production is What the Health. It’s a follow-up film that critiques the health impact of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy product consumption and examines the link between this and common diseases to help people make healthier lifestyle and diet choices.
Seaspiracy is the third installment to the Cowspiracy documentary series with a heavy focus on the environmental impact of particularly the fishing industry. The team sets out to expose the impact humans do on marine life as well as the corruption that occurs in waters.
Forks Over Knives (2011)
Forks Over Knives is considered one of the best documentaries on healthy eating. It advocates for a wholefoods plant-based diet and provides proof on how it can reverse common diseases humans face today. Ultimately, it’s a guide to help people empower themselves with a healthier lifestyle and change the way people view food and nutrition.
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The Game Changers (2018)
If ethical reasons aren’t enough to convince you to switch to a plant-based diet, The Game Changers is exactly as its name suggests. The film revolves around the plant-based way of eating from the perspective of notable athletes who have embraced this lifestyle and their success stories in terms of performance and health.
Earthlings is probably one of the most difficult films to watch. It documents the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit which is categorized into five parts: use of animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research.
Food, Inc. (2008)
Food, Inc. is another film that gives us a look into America’s food industry and all aspects of the food chain from production to distribution and consumption.
Blackfish is a haunting and heartbreaking documentary that tells the story of Tilikum, the famous orca that was held captive by SeaWorld. It exposes the realities of these creatures’ lives when used for entertainment all the whilst proving that zoos and theme parks are inhabitable for these creatures.
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Cover image is from Food, Inc. the documentary.