20 documentari da vedere per una vita più consapevole

This is a selection of twenty documentaries and short films that I consider a must-watch to open your eyes and start a more conscious lifestyle, plant-based is cruelty-free . They are also useful for investigating specific issues.

1. Earthlings

Earthlings is a 2005 anti-species documentary written, produced and directed by Shaun Monson and narrated by actor and animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix. The film describes the uses that humans make of animals, eating them, obtaining materials to produce clothing and more, using them as entertainment or companionship, exploiting them for scientific experimentation.

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2. Dominion

Dominion is a documentary made in Australia in 2018. It tells the reality of intensive farming, with farming and slaughtering techniques used all over the world. It is divided into sections and immortalizes the tragic fate of every animal species raised, from pigs to turkeys.

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3. Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives is a 2011 documentary film conceived and directed by Lee Fulkerson. The film explains how much nutrition affects the onset of diseases. It supports the health effectiveness of a diet that, unlike typical American habits, excludes foods of animal origin and is based on plant and whole foods, to promote the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases.

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4. What The Health

What The Health is a 2017 docu-film that critiques the health impact of meat and dairy consumption and questions the practices of leading health and pharmaceutical organizations.

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5. The Game Changers

The Game Changers is a 2018 documentary film directed by Louie Psihoyos. The film tells the story of James Wilks, a self-defense teacher and UFC fighter, who uses the time he is forced to rest after an injury to study the most effective way to recover his fitness. This leads him to conduct research into the effects of vegan nutrition on physical performance and to interview various athletes and doctors who support its benefits.

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6. Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. is a 2008 documentary film directed by Robert Kenner and nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for best documentary. The film deals with the theme of food production and the food market, mainly on a large scale in the United States.

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7. The End Of Meat

The End Of Meat is a 2017 documentary that tells a future in which the consumption of meat belongs to the past. What would happen if we all stopped eating meat? Exactly what the film tells.

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8. Dairy Is Scary

Dominion is a documentary made in Australia in 2018. It tells the reality of intensive farming, with farming and slaughtering techniques used all over the world. It is divided into sections and immortalizes the tragic fate of every animal species raised, from pigs to turkeys.

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9. Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction is a 2015 film directed by Louie Psihoyos that tells the mass extinction of some species on planet Earth.

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10. The Cove

The Cove is a 2009 documentary directed by Louie Psihoyos that describes the annual dolphin hunt that takes place in a Japanese national park in Taiji, from September to April.

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11. Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral is a 2017 documentary that tells the story of a team of divers, scientists and photographers from around the world documenting the disappearance of coral reefs.

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12. Blackfish

Blackfish is a 2013 documentary by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The documentary tells the dramatic story of the orca Tilikum of the SeaWorld water park in Orlando, Florida, which in its more than thirty years of life in captivity has killed several people. The way in which these animals in captivity are treated and the lives of their trainers is highlighted, raising a cry of denunciation against the mistreatment these marine mammals suffer from the marine water park entertainment industry.

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2. Dominion

Dominion is a documentary made in Australia in 2018. It tells the reality of intensive farming, with farming and slaughtering techniques used all over the world. It is divided into sections and immortalizes the tragic fate of every animal species raised, from pigs to turkeys.

Watch the documentary here

13. Cowspiracy

Cowspiracy is a 2014 documentary produced by Kip Andersen and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film follows the maturation of the life choice of co-director Kip Andersen, environmentalist and strongly committed in the attempt to reduce the impact of man on the planet.

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14. Before The Flood

Before The Flood is a 2016 documentary directed by Fisher Stevens on climate change. Leonardo DiCaprio discusses with the most important personalities on the planet about the climate change that is affecting the Earth.

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15. Meat The Truth

Meat The Truth is a 2007 documentary starring Dutch parliamentarian Marianne Thieme that tells the impact that factory farming has on climate change.

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16. An inconvenient truth 2

An inconvenient truth 2 is a 2017 documentary, sequel to An uncomfortable truth , film that won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary and Best Original Song. It's the story of the vice president of the United States Al Gore which explains his commitment to an information campaign on climate change that has accompanied him for most of his life.

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17. The True Cost

The True Cost is a 2015 documentary film directed by Andrew Morgan that chronicles the fashion industry with a focus on fast fashion. The film starts with the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in 2013 that killed about a thousand textile workers and discusses the different aspects of the garment industry.

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18. Maximum Tolerated Dose

Maximum Tolerated Dose is a 2012 documentary that tells the stories of living beings who have suffered the horror of vivisection on their skin.

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19. Minimalism

Minimalism is a documentary that follows Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, founders of The Minimalists blog, on their tour to introduce the minimalist lifestyle in the United States.

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20. Live And Let Live

Live And Let Live is a 2013 documentary about how some vegan activists live. The film explores the reasons why the protagonists have decided to embark on a vegan lifestyle.

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