Here are just a few of the films that you may find helpful on your journey. I’m only highlighting a few here, but there are many more. In fact, there are several coming out in 2018. If you’d like to see a more exhaustive list, there is a link at the bottom of the page.
The most powerful documentary I have ever seen is Earthlings. I call it the best and worst film that I have ever seen. It is extremely well done. It leaves no stone unturned about how we use and abuse animals and it contains graphic images. It still haunts me and I saw it years ago. But, it will tell you all of the truth, and you will be in the dark no more. According to Nation Earth (the maker of the film): “EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place.”
What the Health explores corruption in our government and big business, where financially it is best to keep us sick. It is from the point of view of an investigative reporter, who is trying to get to the bottom of why certain recommendations are given that aren’t in the best interest of people’s health. At times it is comical, and it sheds a big light on how things work in big business and how much that influences our health care system.
Cowspiracy looks at the reason why all of the environmental groups have neglected to publicize and address the number one cause of global greenhouse gases (animal agriculture).
Forks Over Knives is a powerful look at how our diet affects disease. In the film, Dr. T. Colin Campbell proves the link between casein (the protein in dairy) and cancer. He was able to switch cancer on and off by increasing and decreasing the amount of casein in their diet. For anyone wanting information about a whole foods plant based diet, disease prevention and cure, this is a must see.
Vegucated is the story of Three People. Six Weeks. One Challenge. Basically, it follows three meat and cheese lovers, who agree to adopt a vegan diet for 6 weeks. It is the story of their journeys. I own this one if you want to borrow it. Perhaps this one will be of the most help on your journey, because you will see what others making this journey went through—their successes and shortcomings, and everything the learned along the way.
I fell in love with a little girl in Vegan Everyday Stories. Her name is Genesis Butler, and this film is worth watching just to see her and hear her story. There are other folks in the film as well, and they are all interesting, but the rest of the people are adults and Genesis is only 10 years old AND she has her own TEDx Talk now! Amazing!
The last film on my short list is Peaceable Kingdom, The Journey Home. It is a film about people telling their stories of animal agriculture and life after that. There are 5 farmers, an animal rescuer and a humane police officer. It is a very touching film. (Not much graphic footage, but there are some things that are hard to hear/watch.) I have met Harold Brown, one of the farmers in this film. He is such a genuine individual. I can truly tell you that his story is true; I saw his pain and all the good he is trying to do now. I own this one, too, if you want to borrow it.
If you’d like to check out more documentaries, and some other types of films (comedies and children’s), here’s a link to a word document with a list I’ve compiled, categorized by topic. There are some environmental films and some animal rights films that have nothing to do with a plant-based diet on the list as well. Most of them have links you can follow to learn more. More Films to Watch