This may come as a surprise to some, but prior to going vegan, I’d only met ONE vegan person in my entire life.
I was 26YO when I went vegan.
The one thing that’s helped me (and many other vegans) learn about this lifestyle is documentary film.
Veganism was so underground bro. Before the Internet and Social Media, access to unmanipulated data was quite a task.
People weren’t catered to, unlike what we’re seeing today.
So therein lies the importance of filmmakers and content creators, who are, IMHO, the real game changers.
I went vegan thanks to the first vegan documentary film I’ve ever seen. Cowspiracy was IT for me!
Thank you, Kip Andersen ! You’ve literally changed my life.
Below is a list of 15 eye-opening documentaries exposing the harms (and war) of animal agriculture, meat, dairy and fishing industries on the animal kingdom, on our health, culture and planet as a whole.
Let’s dive right in.
Probably the best one of all, Dominion shows the many ways in which animals are regularly abused. It thoroughly exposes the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras. Available on Youtube.
My personal favorite, along with next two on this list. Available on Netflix.
Seaspiracy is the groundbreaking documentary which seeks to expose the fishing industries impact on the world’s oceans and overall environment. It tackles forced labor and animal rights in a never-before seen manner. A must watch ! Available on Netflix.
What The Health.
This film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries. Another must watch especially if you’re a health geek like me. Available on Netflix.
Forks Over Knives.
Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. Another masterpiece for health-conscious geeks. Available on Prime.
The Game Changers.
A documentary about plant-based eating, protein, and strength. Presented by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and many more. Available on Netflix.
Eating Our Way to Extinction
A cinematic feature documentary, narrated by Kate Winslet (2021). A masterpiece.
A feature documentary that exposes the whitewash of New Zealand’s multi-billion-dollar dairy industry.
Kiss The Ground.
Narrated and featuring Woody Harrelson (I love that guy!), Kiss the Ground is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis. Available on Youtube.
An animal rights documentary by activist and Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix.
A documentary that highlights the importance of a plant-based diet for a health life and longevity.
Eating You Alive.
A documentary about curing chronic disease with a whole food plant based diet. Features James Cameron.
The Milk System
This documentary sheds light on one of the filthiest industries and the harms of dairy on our health.
Land of Hope and Glory
A documentary that features never before seen undercover footage of what goes on behind closed doors, by Earthling Ed.
HOGWOOD: a modern horror story.
“Through careful marketing and misleading labels, we are led to believe that farmed animals are well cared for and that eating meat is natural, normal and necessary. It’s time to uncover the truth.”
Bonus: Rotten. (Netflix Series)
A series that exposes what goes on behind the scenes to cater to our selfish culinary needs. Absolutely worthwhile.
Are you vegan? Have you ever considered going vegan? Do you understand what veganism is all about?
Drop me a line below, I’d be more than happy to help you transition and answer all your questions as best I can.
This is a judgment-free zone, allow yourself to learn and grow.