Just like plants, knowledge is power! We've compiled a list of our favorite documentaries that are aligned with BLOK's plant forward mission. At one point or another these movies were not only inspiring but incredibly helpful in showing us the plant-based way. We encourage you to check these out. You won't be disappointed.
WHAT THE HEALTH
Directed by Kip Anderson
The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation's health and how big business influences it.
FORKS OVER KNIVES
Directed by Lee Fulkerson
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most; if not all; of the so-called "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled; or even reversed; by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
FROM THE GROUND UP
Directed by Santino Panico
What makes up the meat of an athlete? In the feature documentary From the Ground Up, former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within-this time, as a vegan. As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and the far-reaching impacts of food choices.
by Kip Anderson & Keegan Kuhn
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.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.
As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.
by James Colquhoun & Laurentine ten Bosch
"Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food" - Hippocrates. That is the message echoed in the controversial documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.
BEFORE THE FLOOD
Directed by Fisher Stevens feat. Leonardo DiCaprio
Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change.