in order of most recommended:
- Forks Over Knives (2011).
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"examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called ‘diseases of affluence’ that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell (author of The China Study) and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.”
- The Edible City (2012?). full film here.
about the local food revolution, mainly covering Oakland, CA. urban farming/gardening, food/environmental/social injustice, education.
- Soul Food Junkies (2013). trailer.
Byron Hurt’s journey to back his roots in the South to answer the question, “Is soul food bad for you?” after his father died of pancreatic cancer.
- Ingredients (2009).
the local food movement in america.
and since this is a list already, I’ll just add
- Food Inc. (2008).
if you don’t have time to watch any of the top four and have yet to watch any food documentaries, make time to watch this one first. Factory farming and the state of the food industry in america.
I’ve already shifted to a mostly vegetarian diet since watching Food Inc. a couple years ago, so not many changes for me after watching these four films. But I did learn a lot. and there’s always more to do: help plant more community gardens, lead by example so friends and family can start eating plant-based whole foods and increasing health, fighting disease..
so.. what sort of documentaries should I watch next? nature/adventure ones? yeah!