From the Ground Up is a vegan documentary featuring top athletes - and looking at how they power their bodies through plants.
Former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico directs, going 'on a journey to rediscover the athlete within - this time, as a vegan'.
According to the production team: "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."
An interview with documentary director Santino Panico. Subscribe to PBN's YouTube Channel here
In this interview, PBN's Robbie Lockie talks to Santino Panico, director of From the Ground Up.
According to Panico: "The film is a four-and-a-half year passion project.
"I didn't want it to take that long - but I don't have any experience in film. I started thinking about the project in 2011, when I was working full-time and a grad student.
"I felt like I wasn't being impactful - there was so much more that could be done."
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