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Some truly superb feature-length documentaries on show throughout the weekend, on the Ground Floor

See floor plans here for the location of our cinema.

Download the event programme here

Film schedules

Saturday October 5th

11:30            Making the Connection

12:00            Planeat

13:30            Vegucated

15:00            Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

16:30            Meat the Truth

18:00            The Witness


Sunday October 6th

11:30            Eating (a RAVE Diet production)

13:00            Forks over Knives

15:00            Sea the Truth

16:00            Got the Facts on Milk?

17:30            Peaceable Kingdom: the Journey Home


Film descriptions

Saturay October 5th

11:30 - Making the Connection

A concise, comprehensive masterpiece by the Vegan Society that argues from various angles that, instead of asking 'Why are you vegan?', we should be asking 'Why aren't you vegan?'. Topics include: the myth that vegan foods are boring, performance of vegans in sports, raising children on a plant-based diet, why such diet is better for global food security, stockfree organic farming, intensive animal agriculture and speciesism.

The film features celebrities such as MP Kerry McCarthy and marathon runner Fiona Oakes, who will both appear at our show on Sunday.

12:00 - Planeat

Planeat 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 sustainable food production. 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 celebrity vegan chef Chad Sarno, who will appear at our show on both days.

13:30 - Vegucated

Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows 3 meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agreed to adopt a plant-based diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they began to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that they eventually risked everything to expose. But was it easy for them to deal with customary get-togethers with carnivorous friends and relatives? This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discovered they can change the world one bite at a time.

15:00 - Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Simply Raw follows 6 Americans who attempted to reverse their chronic diabetes with a 30-day detox program on a strictly raw wholefood plant-based diet, at the world-renowned Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, under the guidance of raw living foods guru Gabriel Cousens and others. Despite a tough period of transition deprived of their loved ones and in particular their old comfort foods, they persisted and showed marked improvements in their health and vitality at the end of the program, and vowed to stay on their new diet afterwards.

16:30 - Meat the Truth

A high-profile documentary by the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation, Meat the Truth is presented by Marianne Thieme, leader of the Party for the Animals in the Netherlands, that focuses on the huge environmental impact of livestock production. It questions why many other films such as Al Gore's The Inconvenient Truth conveniently ignored livestock's contribution to climate change, and explains convincingly that reducing our meat intake is much more effective than switching to hybrid cars in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

18:00 - The Witness

The Witness follows a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighbourhood who explains with humour and sincerity how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals and bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York. His later idea of exposing the reality behind the fur industry by showing videos from a mobile van has inspired the work of Brighton-based organisation Don't Torture Animals.

Sunday October 6th

11:30 - Eating (A RAVE Diet production)

Watched by over 40 million people worldwide, this award-winning film argues boldly that eating is the number one cause of all diseases in the Western world. It looks at why heart disease, cancers and diabetes are largely avoidable and were literally unheard of before the 1900s, why obtaining enough protein and calcium should be our last worry, why most doctors treat symptoms rather than causes, how politicians have become our dieticians, and many other thought-provoking topics.

13:00 - Forks over Knives

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 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 and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. FoK's highly convincing nutritional info has turned many celebrities worldwide into dedicated herbivores, including former US president Bill Clinton and comedian Russell Brand.

15:00 - Sea the Truth

Another superb documentary by the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation, Sea the Truth covers various topics on humans' consumption of seafood - the mechanism of modern intensive fishing, how it has led to worldwide marine life depletion, the true sources of widely coveted omega-3 fats in fish, fish sentience, and the high levels of toxins present in seafood. Authorities offer the solution of sustainable fisheries projects while leading scientists say that every fish that is taken now, is one too many. This documentary shows that, unfortunately, there is no such thing as "sustainable fishing".

16:00 - Got the Facts on Milk?

Got the Facts on Milk? is an entertaining, award-winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products.

Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the film is a humorous yet shocking exposition that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple in the Western diet.

17:30 - Peaceable Kingdom: the Journey Home

An absorbing and emotional documentary which follows several people who grew up with raising farm animals for food, but have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life. Their riveting stories reveal the loveable individualities of animals, the deep emotional pain experienced by dairy farmers when auctioning dairy cows and goats for their livelihoods, how the intensification of agricultural practices for economic gains came at a huge cost to the wellbeing of the animals and even the agrobusinessmen themselves, and the failure of humane farming laws in preventing worldwide injustices towards animals.

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