I haven’t watched all of these and some I’ve only seen a half or so.
“73 Cows is the story of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who battles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to slaughter. Feeling trapped within an industry he no longer believes in, Jay knows he must make a change and do what no other farmer from the UK has ever done before.” Beautifully-shot and very emotional film, only 15 minutes but perfect for all that.
Graphic footage shot mainly in Australia highlighting almost universal human control over other species. I really can’t watch this type of film, nor do I need to. Most people should.
H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters
An hour-and-a-half documentary about the effects of a modern diet on health and the environment. Quote: “Heart disease is a food-borne illness.” There are some highly distressing scenes later on in the video.
Running for Good
Fiona Oakes, lifelong vegan, set up her Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary and then, to support it (and veganism) took up running “because it was cheap and needed little equipment”. She went on to win dozens of marathons and set new records worldwide, whilst still running the sanctuary. A remarkable woman. Will’s Vegan Shoes & Accessories Co. sell women’s and Oakes-endorsed men’s cross running shoes and donate 30% to her sanctuary.
Explores human society in the context of the universe producing all life; covers equality, diet, war, love, power, dominance, natural rights and a lot more.
A 1-hour ‘mockumentary’. “It’s 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.” Subtly funny.
How Not to Die
Land of Hope and GloryThe reality behind the UK’s slaughter industry.
The Marshall Plan
When [Marshall] Texas Mayor Ed Smith III was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he elected to forego conventional treatment in favor of a whole food, plant-based diet. The results were nothing short of miraculous: his cancer disappeared. He and his wife embarked on a mission to help their town and community adopt a healthier lifestyle based on plant foods.
What the Health
About the lobbying and obfuscation of the food industry and other vested interests. A much-derided film. Make up your own mind. Perhaps read this first.
The author of this film took several aspects of nutrition and how they affect our health and that of the planet, looking at GMOs, additives, pollution. Lots of interviews with experts.
Speciesism to Veganism
A 3-hour meta-documentary about the cognitive dissonance that humans exhibit when dealing with other species and the invisible belief system which is ingrained into everyone from birth. The footage of the children talking about animals is hopeful.
Vegan is the Only Answer
Meta-documentary, with some unsettling scenes but also some useful stories and data. Not expertly edited unfortunately but don’t let it put you off.
Were Humans Designed to Eat Meat?
While I have reservations about the use of the word ‘designed’ – nothing was ‘designed’ by evolution – this is still a serious presentation, well presented by Milton Mills. Every physical myth dreamed up by carnists, busted. He has some of his arguments as text here, under a better title.
Plant Pure Nation
Three people and their quest to influence people and farming. It highlights the intense corporate opposition to even the idea of veganism.
This is essentially about why meat eating and its contribution to climate chaos doesn’t figure on the agendas of environmental organisations. None of them, which can be seen as a conspiracy.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
This is one of my favourites. Joe Cross, an Australian, overweight, diseased, on a raft of pills, takes the juice diet on a road trip through America. The transformation to ‘normal’ health and his ditching of all medications, plus curing a rare condition, is seriously good natured. He has a new F,S&ND out now.
Live and Let Live
A documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that people go vegan. Unfortunately, some of the video is in German without sub-titles. I’ll change the link if I find it with them.
The Truth About Your Food
An interview with Food Inc. maker Robert Kenner
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Michael Gregor presents a highly informative and entertaining talk on how a plant-based lifestyle prevents or reverses common modern diseases. Loads of useful figures. Hugely enjoyable presentation.
Forks Over Knives
Two Americans decide to grow an acre of corn in Iowa and follow its path through processing and consumption. Whilst not implying a vegan slant, it’s an eye-opener showing how Americans pay for their own obesity multiples times: subsidies, exploitation, consumption, ill-health, pollution, environmental.
An exposé of the exploitation of people and animals in America’s food industry and the real cost of cheap meat.
Meat the Truth
A Dutch MEP presents the facts about the meat industry’s huge contribution to climate chaos.
Compelling interviews with nutrition experts, inspiring stories.
Examines the slaughter industry and how animals are used in clothing, food, entertainment, science and companionship. Graphic, moving and emotional.
This involves several interviews with ex-dairy farmers or people who grew up on dairy farms and looks at the cruel nature of animal treatment and how we can interact with these creatures for everyone’s benefit.
If any links stop working, let me know so I can attempt a fix. I’ll keep amending this page from time to time, adding new links as I find them, so keep coming back. Let me know of any good programmes that I can link to by using the comments box.