Our planet is the only place where we can live so why are we helping to destroy it??
Our bodies are ours to live in until we die so why are we killing our self with bad food choices?
In many of those documentaries we can see how the way we live is killing not just us but also our planet. Why are we so selfish that we don’t care what our kids, grand kids or even their kids will have left?! And are we so sure that our care – free lifestyle won’t make some big changes on this planet that it will affect also our own lives? Why we seem not to care?
I think it all started with Joaquin Phoenix … I was watching some videos with him and I came across of Earthlings and after that everything changed. I became vegan and I started to do my own research about this subject.
Don’t believe everything you see or hear. Always do you own research and look on things from different angles. Because not everything is how it seems. Do you think that the animals on our plates died of natural causes, or that they were killed painlessly? that the animals in ZOOs, sea worlds are happy to be there so we can see them.
Here is a short list of must see documentaries and movies not just about veganism but also about what is going on in our world. I watched almost all of them from the beginning till the very end. You can find them almost all for free on youtube or try here: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/category/health/
THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?
Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s really going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
Before watching EARTHLINGS please be aware that some images are disgusting and hard to swallow!!! Maybe easier is to start with this speech and if you can get through some short images in there you can also survive Earthlings. I watched it once. But I will never forget what I saw. Now I’m vegan and I’m never going back!!!
Gary Yourofsky’s entire inspirational speech held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4
Already been nicknamed “the vegan maker” for its compelling footage of puppy mills, slaughterhouses, sporting events, and more, Earthlings is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and features music by Moby. The documentary sheds light on all facets of animal suffering in the food, fashion, pet, entertainment, and medical industries.
This Academy Award-winning documentary follows activists, filmmakers, and freedivers in a covert journey to uncover the horrors of dolphin hunting. Set in the Japanese town of Taiji, The Cove exposes viewers to an industry’s negative ecological impacts, cruel practices, and political cover-up.
I Am an Animal
I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA is a November 2007 HBO documentary about Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), and her struggle for animal rights.
Forks Over Knives
This recently released food documentary focuses on the groundbreaking research of T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., MD. With an eye to healthier living through healthier eating, Forks Over Knives follows Campbell and Esselstyn in their similar journeys to put the idea that food is thy best medicine to the test. This is a must-see for health-conscious vegans.
The movie that got major buzz, had everyone and their parents packing cinema rows, and convinced a lot of omnivores to go vegetarian, features interviews with food experts such as Eric Schlosser of Fast Food Nation and author Michael Pollan. Food, Inc. reveals a wealth of information on the United States’ food industry and is perfect to watch with those considering the veg lifestyle.
Is a 2011 American documentary film that explores the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. It “follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.
Fast Food Nation
Based on a book – Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry.
Super Size Me
Morgan Spurlock takes on a 30-day McDonald’s diet and documents the drastic physical and psychological effects. The in-depth exploration of the fast-food industry and the food it promotes is enough to turn you off from fast-food forever. Watching Spurlock gain weight, have increased mood swings, and discover that his liver has started to accumulate fat doesn’t hurt either.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Is a 2010 American documentary film which follows the 60-day journey of Australian Joe Cross across the United States as he follows a juice fast to regain his health under the care of Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
May I Be Frank
An emotionally compelling story of a man who realizes his physique and health are preventing him from his life dreams, May I Be Frank is sure to inspire. Frank Ferrante, a depressed, addicted, and obese man, takes on a 42-day transformation with help from the employees of California’s vegan restaurant chain, Café Gratitude. Eating only raw food, practicing gratitude, and getting a weekly colonic, Ferrante experiences an amazing life overhaul.
The Gerson Miracle(2004)
Sharing the stories of nine longtime cancer survivors, this program explores the principles and effectiveness of Gerson Therapy, a holistic method of treating cancer and other degenerative diseases developed by Dr. Max Gerson in 1928.
The Beautiful Truth(2008)
This documentary follows the journey of Garrett Kroschel, an animal-loving teenager raised in Alaska who, after reading a book by Dr. Max Gerson, is inspired to investigate its premise that diet can cure cancer and other diseases.
Something on lighter tone 😉
The Fox and the Hound
This is a true Disney classic about two friends who are torn apart due to societal expectations. Yes, animals do suffer from what humans deem right and wrong. You’ll wish that hunting never existed and that cute dogs and foxes could be best friends forever after watching this movie.
Beloved by children and adults alike, Babe’s charismatic lead has made many go veg, including the film’s lead actor, James Cromwell. A cute pig raised by dogs, who then learns how to herd sheep through peaceful means? It’s not hard to fall in love.
Watch this in conjunction with Babe and your affection for pigs and other farm animals will seriously quadruple.
In this animated movie, the main characters are chickens who are trying to escape a farm so they can live, and not be made into pies. Homages are made to The Great Escape.
In next post I will be writing about the books to read 😉
Peace and Love, G