Good to Watch

A collection of what I find to be good to watch:

PlanEAT

Hungry for Change

Forks Over Knives—The Extended Interviews

The Botany of Desire

Forks Over Knives

I Am

Finding Joe

Happy

Samara and Baraka and Chronos

“PlanEAT”

RadishesPLANEAT is the story of three men’s life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. With an additional cast of pioneering chefs and some of the best cooking you have ever seen, the scientists and doctors in the film present a convincing case for the West to re-examine its love affair with meat and dairy. The film features the ground-breaking work of Dr. T Colin Campbell in China exploring the link between diet and disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s use of diet to treat heart disease patients, and Professor Gidon Eshel’s investigations into how our food choices contribute to global warming, land use and oceanic deadzones.

With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, PLANEAT shows how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.

http://planeat.tv/

“Hungry for Change”

We all want more energy, an ideal body and beautiful younger looking skin. So what is stopping us from getting this?
From the creators of the best-selling documentary FOOD MATTERS comes another hard-hitting film certain to rock your world.

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.

Featuring interviews with best selling health authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories with those who know what it’s like to be sick and overweight. Learn from those who have been there before and continue your health journey today.

 “Forks Over Knives—The Extended Interviews”

Following up on one of the most influential documentaries of all time, Forks Over Knives, comes Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews. This video includes never-before-seen footage from the film’s expert interviews, covering several themes in greater depth and addressing important issues that weren’t touched on in the movie.

Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews covers more than 80 topics, including:

  • How much protein do we need?
  • Animal vs. plant nutrients in cancer promotion
  • Why are some vegetarian and vegans unhealthy?
  • Is a healthy vegan diet easy to follow?
  • Why portion control doesn’t work
  • Oil, fish, supplements, and more!

Featuring leading experts T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., M.D., Neal Barnard, M.D., John McDougall, M.D., Pam Popper, N.D., Doug Lisle, Ph.D., and Terry Mason, M.D., Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews is must-see viewing for anyone interested in the powerful relationship between food and health!

http://shop.forksoverknives.com/Forks_Over_Knives_The_Extended_Interviews_p/5004.htm

 “The Botany of Desire” Flowers. Trees. Plants. We’ve always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Using this provocative question as a jumping off point, The Botany of Desire, a two-hour PBS documentary based on the best-selling book by Michael Pollan, takes us on an eye-opening exploration of our relationship with the plant world – seen from the plants’ point of view.

Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: to make their honey, the bees collect nectar, and in the process spread pollen, which contains the flowers’ genes. The Botany of Desire proposes that people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. “We don’t give nearly enough credit to plants,” says Pollan. “They’ve been working on us – they’ve been using us – for their own purposes.”

http://www.pbs.org/thebotanyofdesire/

“Forks Over Knives” The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The experts in Forks Over Knives advocate a whole-food, plant-based diet. The program is based on whole or minimally processed plants, primarily fruits, vegetables, whole grains, tubers, and legumes. It excludes or minimizes animal-based foods such as meat (including poultry and fish), dairy, and eggs, as well as refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil.

http://www.forksoverknives.com/

“I Am” (The Shift is about to Hit the Fan)  Shadyac interviews scientists, psychologists, artists, environmentalists, authors, activists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, and others in his quest for truth.   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Dr. Noam Chomsky, historian Dr. Howard Zinn, physicist Lynne McTaggart, and poet Coleman Banks are some of the subjects who engage in fascinating dialogue with Shadyac.

http://www.iamthedoc.com/

 “Finding Joe”  We Must Be Willing to get Rid of the Life We’ve Planned So As to Have the Life That Is Waiting For Us – Joseph Cambell  Finding Joe is an exploration of famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the film navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed The Hero’s Journey: the challenges, the fears, the dragons, the battles, and the return home as a changed person.

http://findingjoethemovie.com/

“Happy” 

Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

http://www.thehappymovie.com/

“Samara” and “Baraka” and “Chronos”

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience.  SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry. 

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.  Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders.  By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

http://www.barakasamsara.com/

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