The Top 5 Most Exciting Vegan Films Being Released In 2018

These upcoming documentaries could make millions of vegans
Vegan director James Cameron's upcoming movie is set to be groundbreaking (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

The power of a good movie that spreads the vegan message should not be underestimated, as it can, and will resonate with its audience.

This year has seen the successes of What The Health, Eating Animals, The Invisible Vegan, and Okja - but what game-changing documentaries will open hearts and minds next year?

 

1. Eating Our Way To Extinction

Billed as the 'ultimate plant-based lifestyle feature documentary that covers all the most important aspects of the movement', Eating Our Way To Extinction aims to be a one-stop movie for pre-vegans.

The film, which comes from London-based brothers and co-directors Ludo and Otto Brockway, will feature the environment angle, as well as health, economics, compassion, and will also sum up the global movement.

Set for release in late 2018, the ambitious project 'will bring to life the reality of the true cost of our current relationship with animals and the environment that will create a powerful vision of the global movement towards a plant- based diet that is now beginning to unfold before our eyes'.

The brothers are also known for producing short video 'PLANET EARTH: As We Eat Our Way to Extinction' for Gary.TV and Mercy for Animals, which went viral after a week of being released - with environmentalist actor Leonardo DiCaprio sharing it onto his Facebook profile, saying: "This is the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today."

 

2. The Yoyo Effect

Upcoming movie The Yoyo Effect is a disruptive project about diet and weight loss, branded as 'the film the weight loss industry doesn't want you to see'.

The documentary follows award-winning filmmaker Michal Siewierski on his journey into the controversial world of weight loss and diet, as he uncovers shocking facts and confronts common misconceptions.

The Yoyo Effect will be presenting its audience with science-based information from world class experts on nutrition such as Dr. Michael Greger and Dr. Neal Barnard.

Siewierski told Plant Based News that he wants to raise awareness of America's biggest pandemic - obesity.

"I felt it was time to make a film focused exclusively on weight lotss, to help bring information to the public that can help them achieve their goals in a healthy long term sustainable way," he says.

The documentary will advocate a plant-based diet, but it will also explore the downsides of vegan junk food.

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3. The Game Changers

The feature documentary - produced by award-winning director and vegan activist James Cameron - will shine the spotlight on a range of elite plant-based athletes, soldiers, visionary scientists, and cultural icons who thrive on a vegan diet.

The Game Changers' filmmakers aim to 'dispel the myth that you need protein from animals to become a real man'.

"The world's strongest guy is a vegan," said director Louie Psihoyos, who is known for exposing Japanese dolphin hunting practices in movie The Cove.

"The world's fastest guy, Carl Lewis, was the first to break 10 seconds, and he did it when he was vegan."

He also told Boulder Magazine: "I tell the crew that we're not making movies, we're starting movements, and movements don't end until the issue ends."

 

4. Dominion

Dominion, which has been dubbed as the Australian Earthlings, is set to join other 'vegan-maker' films such as Cowspiracy and Forks Over Knives.

Produced by filmmaker Chris Delforce, who has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for the project, the feature-length documentary will expose Australia's animal agriculture industry.

Dominion will be showing 'an uncompromising, damning exploration of the various ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat, dairy, and eggs industries'.

Delforce, who is also known for his previous project, Lucent, says: "I want viewers to question the morality and validity of humankind's dominion over the animal kingdom, advocating not for minor improvements to their welfare, but for a deeper conversation about our right to exploit those we deem inferior to ourselves."

 

5. Taking Note

Taking Note is a vegan music-themed documentary that will star musicians from Fall Out Boy, The Veronicas, and Rob Zombie.

Produced by founder of UK-based online music publication Hit the Floor Magazine, Chris Hines, the film will look into the impact of veganism in the music world - with an aim to inspire music fans to explore the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

For the project, Hines has interviewed musicians across genres, including Against Me’s bassist Inge Johnsson, Rob Zombie’s guitarist Matt 'Piggy D' Montgomery, The Veronicas’ twin sister duo Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, as well as YouTube reviewer Anthony Fantano.

Hines says: "My hope for this film is that by other people hearing how important veganism is from the musicians themselves and learning about their stories, hopefully it will influence them in the same way it did me."

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