Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of PETA, (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) says it best- "Picking up the remote could be a life changing act when you watch one of these films." We couldn't agree more. Some of these films are an integral part of our training programs to have our people really understand what we stand for and the changes we want to make on a local and global scale. We are committed to transforming this planet, from how people eat to how we treat the environment. This is a journey and it will take time, but key is education and awareness.
We have handpicked several films which we believe will change the way you think about diet, nutrition, animals, the environment, human health, disease and its prevention and a whole lot more. This is just the beginning. When we add to this list we will let you know in our newsletters. (So please subscribe at the bottom of this page if you have't done so already).
RECOMMENDED FILMS: (CLICK THE TITLES TO GO TO AMAZON.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION)
Supersize Me- Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock makes himself a test subject in this documentary about the commercial food industry. After eating a diet of McDonald's fast food, three times a day for a month straight, Spurlock proves the physical and mental effects of consuming fast food. The ominous trailer gives a strong hint: There's not a whole lot of "lovin' it" here.
I am an Animal- The HBO Documentary I am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA is a candid and introspective look at the beliefs and motives of Ingrid Newkirk, the founder and leader of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Told through interviews with Newkirk, PETA employees, and PETA supporters and critics alike, viewers glimpse into the inner-workings of this controversial animal rights group. The film follows the planning and execution of undercover projects and surprise operations, and examines past controversies.
Hungry for Change- From the creators of the best-selling documentary Food Matters comes another hard-hitting film certain to rock your world. HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don't want you to know about: deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what's keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever. Featuring interviews with bestselling health authors and leading me
Our Daily Bread- This is a documentary in the purest sense of the word. No narration, no interviews, just an unblinking camera watching how our food is produced. Probably not a good idea to watch it while you're eating. You may feel shades of "The Matrix" while watching chicks being shot through conveyor belts and the assembly line slaughter of pigs and cows. A very cold, impersonal process. And while the scenes of the slaughterhouses are certainly more visceral, even some of the scenes of vegetable farming gives one pause, especially the scene showing guys dressed up in what amounts to radiation suits as they spray chemicals on tomatoes that will eventually be consumed by humans not wearing radiation suits. Definitely an eye-opening look into exactly how our food makes it to our table.
Vegucated- An award-winning documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.
Farmageddon- The downside of all-encompassing regulation is that occasionally it means being protected from something that isn't dangerous at all. This documentary looks at this continuing battle between the government and small farms. Part consumer-rights advocacy, part abuse-of-power expose
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead- If you're looking for motivation to change your lifestyle, look no further. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead chronicles Joe Cross' attempt to lose 100 pounds and offset the food-induced damage he's done to his body. The film also recounts the struggles of people he meets along the way. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead investigates the effects of an unhealthy diet and explores our ability to reverse it.
More Than Honey- More Than Honey aims to understand why the world's bees are disappearing, and in the process provides an abundance of mind-blowing facts about the insects. For example, one-third of what we eat wouldn't exist without bees. That figure alone should make getting stung seem like much less of a big deal.
Get ready to change some habits. We are standing by to serve you at Pure and Whole because after a few of these films, that might be all you want. :)