113 Documentary Review: What the Health
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Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday we review the latest vegan health-related documentary, What the Health, by the makers of Cowspiracy!
In This EpisodeWe were honored to be invited to prescreen What the Health, the latest hard-hitting documentary by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, the creators of Cowspiracy. While disappointed by a few things in the film, mostly the continuation of fat-shaming and promoting veganism as a magical cure-all, we found the documentary incredibly effective, engaging and entertaining. We highly, highly recommend it. Even as two people who came into veganism through health, we were stunned by the amount of information that was new to us. Be aware that there is a lot of footage of dead animals being processed, and there’s some really disgusting footage of pus that has rendered Nichole unable to eat ever again. What the Health will be available online from March 16-20 only, you can pre-order or arrange a screening on their website here: http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/
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The film really missed some opportunities to be excellent for several reasons: (1) was too confrontational with the food industry interviews. He was not prepared for interviews, should have worn a suit and listened more without leading the interviewee. (2) He cherry-picked the literature — academically dishonest (3) There is a complex cause and effect relationship between the food industry and what consumers want. That was ignored. (4) Oversimplified the medical issues.
It could have really been an excellent film if the film-maker was more professional and stayed away from propaganda. That really diminished the message to me.