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Vevolution And Lush Life Host The UK Premiere Of What The Health

Pictured: Ali Tabrizi, Kip Anderson, Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel 

Pictured: Ali Tabrizi, Kip Anderson, Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel 

Yesterday along with our friends at Lush Life we were super privileged to co-host the UK premiere screening the new film by the makers of Cowspiracy called What The Health.

So far on our journey of creating the TED talks of veganism we have had some surreal days and yesterday was another one of those.

We are super fortunate that we get to collaborate and work with people who inspire us all the time. Yesterday early in the afternoon we had the privilege of interviewing our good friend Ali Tabrizi and What The Health Director Kip Anderson.

It was great to talk about the making of the film and how both Ali and Kip came to film-making.

Over the coming months sitting down and interviewing people in the vegan movement is something we're going to be doing much more of so watch out for that.

Ali Tabrizi and Kip Anderson in conversation with Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel

Ali Tabrizi and Kip Anderson in conversation with Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel

The event was hosted at the news Lush Media HQ. I have to say the venue is incredible and it is fantastic that Lush are willing to work with organisations with shared values to create inspiring events like this screening.

The evening saw some of the movers and shakers in UK veganism come together for an evening of networking, education and discussion.

Morgan, Alice and Jack enjoying the pre-screening reception

Morgan, Alice and Jack enjoying the pre-screening reception

The film screening itself didn't disappoint, it was informative and hard hitting and for anyone with a family history of cancer, diabetes or heart disease hard to watch at times.

The film highlighted how increasingly the science is telling us that eating animal based products is harmful to our health yet medical institutions are refusing to suggest a change in diet to treat curable illnesses. Instead they would rather medicate sick people with drugs than treat the cause of these illnesses. 

People looking on at the UK What The Health Premiere

People looking on at the UK What The Health Premiere

Watching this stuff it's hard not feel incensed especially when the film exposes how leading American heart, cancer and diabetes charities are funded by some of the biggest meat and dairy companies in the US. 

After the film screening there was a panel discussion hosted by Lush UK Director of Ethics Hilary Jones. On the panel was myself Damien Clarkson Co-Founder of Vevolution, Kip Anderson, Director of What The Health, Ali Tabrizi, film-maker and What The Health Assistant Editor and vegan chef Day Radley.

Kip Anderson on the mic during the What The Health Panel discussion

Kip Anderson on the mic during the What The Health Panel discussion

The panel discussion was super interesting. As a member of the panel I felt myself feeling incredibly proud of this community and movement. It has come so far and sitting on stage looking around the room I was able to see inspiring people everywhere. 

We're excited for more people to see this film it is going to literally save lives and help people live happier, healthier existences. 

Woj Gower from PlantCurious enjoying the lightbox

Woj Gower from PlantCurious enjoying the lightbox

New Film VEGAN 2016 Released by Plant-Based News

VEGAN 2016- The Film: A Movement Under Attack

2016 saw veganism continue to rise in public consciousness. We had tonnes of new vegan products launching, huge animal rights marches and a huge wave of cultural influencers choosing to live a vegan life.

Festivals and conferences like ours saw record attendances. Put simply there has never been easier time to be vegan.

This week our friend the film-maker and journalist Klaus Mitchell of Plant-Based News has just released his new film VEGAN 2016. The film takes a close look at the big vegan events of 2016 and examines the role the media play in shaping peoples perceptions of the vegan movement.

Klaus Mitchell of Plant-Based News speaking at Vevolution 2016

Klaus Mitchell of Plant-Based News speaking at Vevolution 2016

This film is a must watch! It reveals the exciting times ahead for veganism as a social change movement. Whilst making it clear their are significant challenges to overcome if we are going to make veganism the world diet of choice.

2017 is going to be incredibly exciting for anyone interested in veganism. Watch this film and follow Plant-Based News in 2017 as they continue to disrupt the conventional narrative.