Vegan Documentaries to Watch

Here are a list of vegan documentaries to watch. There is a mix here of links between diet and disease, sustainability, human health, the meat and dairy industry, the pharmaceutical industry and more. Note: some of these documentaries can be difficult to watch, as there is a lot of cruelty uncovered. In particular earthlings and Domination.

Top 10 below:

1. THE GAME CHANGERS

The Game Changers is a new vegan documentary being directed by The Cove’s Louis (Louie) Psihoyos, with James Cameron as the executive producer and mixed martial artist James Wilks as the producer. So many athletes thriving as vegan. The nine-time world-champion arm-wrestler is a vegan.


 

2. WHAT THE HEALTH

What the Health is a 2017 documentary film which critiques the health impact of meat and dairy products consumption, and questions the practices of the leading health and pharmaceutical organisations. Its primary purpose is to advocate for a plant-based diet.

 

 

 

3. COWSPIRACY

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it.

 

 

4. EARTHLINGS

Earthlings is a 2005 American documentary film about humanity’s use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research.

 

 

 

5. FORKS OVER KNIVES

Forks Over Knives is a 2011 American advocacy film and documentary that advocates a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet as a way to avoid or reverse several chronic diseases. The film stresses that processed foods and all oils should be avoided.

 

 

 

6. DOMINATION

Dominion is a feature-length Australian documentary exploring the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

 

 

7. FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Fat, Sick and 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 Joel Fuhrman, Nutrition Research Foundation’s Director of Research.

 

 

 

8. VEGUCATED

Vegucated 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.”

 

 

9. FOOD INC

FoodInc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by filmmaker Robert Kenner. The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.

 

 

 

10. LIVE AND LET LIVE 

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

 

Check out a full list here: www.livekindly.co/vegan-documentaries

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