What The Health is a surprising, and at times sadly hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about health and how big business influences it.
I was lucky enough to be given a sneak preview of the documentary before it is released online for four days between March 16th-20th (see further details below) and I'm thrilled to say that it definitely follows in the footsteps of 'Cowspiracy' in that it's going to be added to the list of vegan documentaries that people will recommend to turn you vegan overnight.
Not only is 'What the Health' a one-stop-shop of everything you ought to know about the corruption that is inherent in our global health, food and pharmaceutical systems, I was incredibly pleased to see the film makers - Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn - highlight the social justice issues that occur when we make food choices that not only damage our own health and hurt animals, but that ensure low-income, black and hispanic communities suffer significantly, both physically and mentally, due to the siting of factory farms in their communities.
The documentary follows a similar story to 'Cowspiracy', highlighting Kip's own journey in understanding how food choices affect health and it also touches upon the horrendous impact animal agriculture has on animals and the environment - cleverly connecting all these issues of injustice.
We also get to meet several people that have managed to drastically turn their health around thanks to a plant-based diet, and this should give hope to many.
Critics that claim the documentary is biased can easily be silenced by highlighting the crew's many attempts to gain interviews with spokespeople from various health charities and industry professionals. This task was obviously made all the more difficult due to the resounding success of Cowspiracy.
All in all, I would highly recommend What the Health. Share it with everyone you know!
How can you watch it?
On March 16th, the film will premiere online. For 4 days, 50% of all sales will be donated to feed people in need with healthy vegan food, thanks to the film makers' partner Food Not Bombs.
You can pre-order the film by clicking here and you can also organise to host a screening at your local cinema by clicking here.
Visit their website - www.whatthehealth.com - to be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates.
Help get the word out about the documentary...
The What the Health team has a Thunderclap campaign that you can join. Thunderclap is an effective way of sharing the same message via social media.
Here's how you can help:
1. Click here to see the What the Health Thunderclap campaign.
2. Connect via Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr, and get the word out to your friends and followers to do the same.
3. On March 16th, watch as everyone's messages are simultaneously shared, spreading the word about this important documentary.
Watch the trailor below...
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