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Feel like learning something important instead of melting your brain while watching “The Real World”? Here’s a list of five documentaries that will educate and shock you. Warning, you may want to go vegan after watching these.
This movie is interesting and I suggest you go watch it. Even if you’re not a vegan, “Cowspiracy” is one heck of a suspenseful and energetic journey into the destructive world of animal agriculture. Starring one of its directors Kip Andersen, “Cowspiracy” takes you on an energetic journey through every query Kip can think of. What is great about Kip is he’s not afraid to ask and this is the fundamental backbone to the movie. After watching “Cowspiracy,” you will have a lot of beef with some well known ¨planet-saving ¨organizations for wanting to hide something hugely devastating but rarely talked about.
Live and Let Live
In short, here’s a documentary about six people who switch to a vegan lifestyle and ultimately, how it affects them. What’s cool about this movie is that all the participants come from different occupations. They aren’t all what people typically picture as vegans (you know, hippies with dreadlocks). Of all the movies on the list, it is the least intense and perhaps a great way for you to share the history of veganism and much more with an uninterested (or perhaps easily offended) omnivore.
The Ghosts in Our Machine
This one’s for the animals, not the food or the people. The movie follows animal activist and photojournalist Jo-Ann McArthur, who is dedicated and likeable, however, not preachy. In this way the movie is the least scientific and most personal of the films but I think that’s what is unique about it. Jo-Ann has an undying love for animals as individual beings and it is contagious to the watcher. Also the music is super eerie and cool.
This for all the structural film lovers out there…Ok, I get only a few people will get that. This film is for the Joaquin Phoenix lovers or just regular old movie watchers. Out of all the documentaries on the list, this is by far the most dark one. Using raw footage, “Earthlings” does not shy away from the brutal truth of how animals are exploited by us. There is nothing like a stern but mystifying Joaquin Phoenix voiceover discussing how we wrongfully use animals as pets, for food, entertainment, science and clothing.
This documentary follows three meat and cheese lovers that definitely do not want to go vegan for six whole weeks. “No meat, no dairy products. No animal products of any kind.” The movie is a sort of revelatory journey of these individuals and their extraordinary change in heart. Once exposed to the horrors of the meat agriculture business, the participants are fuelled by their newfound passion and end up doing things they never thought they would. And to be honest, it gets more deep (and exciting) than I thought it would.