When I watched my first documentary on veganism I’m not going to lie, my jaw was open the entire time.
Even after coming from a mostly vegetarian background, I was amazed that I had absolutely no idea what was actually going on behind closed doors.
I often get asked about vegansim and I think that even if you are not intending to go fully vegan, watching these documentaries are just a great eye opener.
Whether you are interested in veganism from a ethical, health or environmental point of view, these documentaries have you covered.
Here are my top picks
#1 COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET
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 organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
#2 FORKS OVER KNIVES
Forks over knives showcases the health aspects of a plant based and non processed diet. Interviews are led by some of the leading authrotites in health and nutrition
#3 WHAT THE HEALTH
What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
EARTHLINGS is a 2005 American documentary film about humankind’s total dependence on animals for economic purposes. Presented in five chapters (pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research) the film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, featuring music by Moby, and was written, produced and directed by Shaun Monson
#5 FOOD MATTERS
Food Matters is a feature-length documentary film informing you on the best choices you can make for you and your family’s health. It boasts a collection of interviews with leading Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Scientists, M.D.s and Medical Journalists.
#6 EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION (2018)
Through world-renowned scientists, researchers, global leaders, and celebrities, the film is bringing to life the reality of the true cost of our current relationship with animals. The film takes an in depth look at compassion, environment, health and economics.
Due to release in 2018
#7 HUNGRY FOR CHANGE
Hungry for Change is dedicated to helping people escape the diet trap. The food industry has led us to believe that its products are going to make us healthy, happy, sexy, and young. These promises are as empty as the food and drinks they’re trying to sell us. The truth is we’ve never been fatter or in worse health
#8 FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD
Fat, sick & nearly dead is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe Cross’s personal mission to regain his health.
#9 FOOD INC
Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it’s sold.
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.
#11 VEGAN 2017
A brilliant free British documentary on youtube that explores power & wealth of the meat, dairy & egg industries. Plant based doctors & experts explore the many benefits of veganism. A must watch
#12 PEACEABLE KINGDOM
THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.
Watch on Netflix
#13 PLANT PURE NATION
The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.
The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with the owners of factory farmers
#15 MEAT THE TRUTH
Meat the Truth has drawn attention to global warming by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together.