Category «Movie Reviews»

Plant Pure Nation – Movie Review

  By Bronwyn Slater  In 2011 Colin Campbell’s film Forks Over Knives shocked viewers by revealing the connection between meat, dairy and ill health.  That film followed on from Campbell’s book ‘The China Study’ in which he showed that a plant-based diet can reverse certain cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.  This latest film, …

Movie Review: What the Health

By Bronwyn Slater   The long-awaited sequel to Cowspiracy from producers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn has arrived – and it does not disappoint. The film follows Andersen as he interviews doctors, health professionals and others about diet and health. The film examines the connection between the meat, dairy and pharmaceutical industries, as well as …

Forks over Knives (movie review)

by Bronwyn Slater We are raising the first generation of children who will not live as long as their parents. This is just one of the many startling facts and statistics that are presented throughout this movie. In the U.S. and many other Western countries diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity are …

The Ghosts in our Machine (movie review)

by Trent Grassian The Ghosts in Our Machine is one of the most striking films I have ever seen and just might be my new favourite documentary. In the film, director Liz Marshall follows photographer Jo-Ann McArthur as she documents exploited animals around the globe. Unlike many other animal rights films, such as Earthlings, the …

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (movie review)

by Bronwyn Slater The movie is directed and narrated by Kip Andersen.  It opens with an interview with Bruce Hamilton, the Deputy Director of the Sierra Club (a major American environmental organisation) who warns us of the impending doom of climate change with warming temperatures, increased carbon dioxide levels, species extinction and wars resulting from …

The Economics of Happiness (movie review)

by Bronwyn Slater   This is a documentary which was written, produced and directed in 2011 by Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of ‘Local Futures’ and author of the widely-acclaimed book ‘Ancient Futures: Lessons from Ladakh for a Globalising World’.  The book is an account of her time spent with the people of Ladakh in the Himalayas, …

Home (movie review)

by Bronwyn Slater This documentary was made in 2009 by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and is narrated by Glenn Close.  It consists of a series of aerial photographs of the landscape, showing how humanity has shaped the natural world and exploited its resources resulting in pollution, destruction and climate change. Here are just some of …

Earthlings: Movie Review

by Bronwyn Slater Are you already a vegan? If not then you need to watch Earthlings – a documentary about the use of animals for food, clothing, entertainment and science. This movie is not easy to watch, but if you eat, wear or use animal by-products then it is only fair that you should witness …