Watch some Vegan Documentaries during the Quarantine
How are you spending your time during this quarantine moments? Are you hanging in the house with nothing productive to do? Or do you have some extra time that you wish to invest wisely? Maybe set up Netflix on your Xbox and watch some documentaries!
There’s nothing so rewarding as investing your time in gaining knowledge, especially now that no one knows when this pandemic will be over. But if anything, it’s a wake-up call for everyone to cross-examine themselves in terms of what they eat, what they do, and how they live their lives in general.
According to the CDC, almost 3 out of 4 emerging diseases in humans are of animal origin. The reason as to why you need to sharpen your knowledge about a vegan lifestyle. Perhaps you might even help someone make that switch in their lives.
Below is a compilation of different vegan documentaries just for you. One thing you’ll love about them is that, besides being informative, they have transformed a lot of lives and they come out as interesting and enjoyable to watch.
It’s a 1h 30m film released in 2014. The producers are Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhne of “What the Health.” – another vegan documentary you’re about to learn shortly.
The film follows Kip Anderson in his quest for ecological sustainability solutions.
He goes on to explore the cause of most greenhouse gases and ends up exposing the animal-agricultural industry and the effects of animal agriculture on the planet, including global warming, deforestation, species extinction, ocean dead zones, and water use.
The fact that this documentary holds its grounds in science is a true motivation and a thought-provoking experience. The way the whole documentary unfolds its conviction allows any truth seeker with an unspoken concern to establish their resentment.
If you’re the kind of a person that wants to learn more about veganism without feeling like it’s being pushed on you, Cowspiracy is the way to go. The film doesn’t necessarily tell you what to do but lays all the cards for you to make a sound decision.
The Game Changers
The Game Changers came out as the most hyped vegan documentaries that you can’t afford to miss.
It’s a 1h 25m film released in 2018
The film follows James Wilks, a former UFC fighter in his journey to recovery on a plant-based diet after an injury. James embarks on researching nutrition as the main element for healing. While traveling around the world, he encounters other elite athletes that have adopted a plant-based diet to improve their performance and health.
Contrary to the belief that athletes need to eat meat to gain strength, the documentary focuses on meat, plant-based diet, protein, and strength, debunking this myth with different success stories of athletes that are crushing it on a plant-based diet.
The film further shows the different scientific studies supporting the benefits of a plant-based diet, even for non-athletes.
Earthling is a hard-hitting film with graphics that most people may find it hard to watch. But trust me, it’s worth it!
It displays different footages exposing the selfish nature of meat industries and how they can do anything like torturing innocent animals to get what they want – food, clothing, and even for scientific studies.
This 1h 35m film released in 2005 is a true definition of how humankind has disconnected itself from the harmony with the universe and animals. It’s a saddening eye-opener and a push-button for every caring person.
This is one film that you might have to watch with tears rolling down, but it’s for you, and it probably will stick with you.
Not to haunt you but remind you how every creature on earth has a right to live and live without fear of torture.
What the Health
After the release of Cowspiracy, the filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn came back in 2017 with yet another investigative documentary, “What the Health.”
It’s a 1h 32m film focusing on the benefits of a plant-based diet on health and the environment.
The documentary also exposes different health organizations that claim to be serving humanity, which turns out to be a great deception. Most of them are only pushing for their own agendas. It all melts down to the big pharmaceutical industries, which happen to be a big cash in machine.
A reason why they don’t want you to know the impacts of meat and dairy consumption on your health.
The documentary further follows Kip Anderson as he tries to expose the hidden dangers in the standard American meat diet and how chronic diseases can be reversed or prevented through a plant-based diet.
With increasing cases of lifestyle diseases, this film is a great awakening call on how diet can be a great tool for creating health or disease.
Forks Over Knives
Produced by Lee Fulkerson, this 2011 film is one of those extremely well-done vegan documentaries that will change your relationship with food. Perhaps more awareness about everything that goes into your mouth.
Most vegans can testify that this 1h 36m documentary is what changed their lives.
It clears the common myths on diseases, healthy living, and longevity.
While the leading cause of death today is lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, Forks over Knives goes deeper on how a plant-based diet can help you prevent or even reverse such diseases.
The author of the china study Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn are the featured researchers in this documentary.
It’s scary to know the things you grew up knowing were real food are instead what might lead you to an early exit.
It’s even scarier to watch fellow human beings being swept off the face of the earth by something that came as a selfish need for individuals to consume some wild meats.
So, whether you’re looking for entertainment during this quarantine period, or you simply need to educate yourself more on veganism and the benefits of a plant-based diet, these vegan documentaries will be a great place to start.