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Planeat – documentary film review

13 Nov

As a failed vegetarian and one-time vegan, I attended the premiere of Planeat, a new documentary by Shelley Lee Davies and Om Shlomi about the benefits of eating less meat, fully prepared for an hour long moral guilt trip…how wrong I was.

image: planeat.co

Through interviews with scientists, deeply passionate farmers and inspired chefs (and even cupcake makers) the film presents the global, environmental, health and culinary benefits of eating less animal protein.  Never once did it feel like I was being told to give up meat, but it made me think twice about it in the way that no other film has done so far.

Offering no prescriptive or patronizing advice, the film rejects shock tactics, guilt and moral arguments to take viewers on an informative, inspiring and very human journey.  Beware the trailer on the website though, it really over-dramatises the film. Continue reading