First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Run time: 1h 31mins
Director: Glenn Scott Lacey
IMDb rating: 8.1/10
In One Sentence What Is Vegan: Everyday Stories About?
Insight into the lives of vegans who live more than your everyday life.
A handful of people reveal their personal circumstances and share some of their experiences from both before and after becoming vegan. Despite the title, these stories are not those of an everyday nature. A former country and western singer and her 4th generation cattle rancher husband, an 8 year old activist and an ex drug and alcohol abusing criminal all feature, and despite their differences on paper, there is a common thread that binds them- their love of animals.
Why Is Vegan: Everyday Stories A Vegan Documentary?
This should be strikingly obvious, as this is one of the few films with ‘Vegan’ in the title. Probably should have watched this sooner. Anyway…
Every vegan has a background story or a defining moment that lead them down the path of veganism, unless perhaps they were raised in a vegan family. There is no set pattern. There is no set way of doing things. Nobody should be told what to do and one must come to a decision based on how they feel and the evidence they have before them. It could be as simple wanting to lose weight or it could be, as in the film, growing attached to specific animals to the point where there is a new understanding and a realisation that eating meat is no longer palatable morally.
Vegan: Everyday Stories relies on anecdotes from the people involved as opposed to listing facts and hard hitting, graphic scenes. The film is about positivity- why the people featured have become vegan, how it’s changed their lives and what they’ve gone onto do since. Something new, not mentioned in other films, is the negative aspect where the term vegan, in some circles, has taken on additional connotations of a militant nature. So much so in fact, that some businesses have opted to ditch the word in favour of ‘plant-based’ as it’s felt the term is more accessible and less likely to put people off. Which is a shame.
Where And How To Watch Vegan: Everyday Stories
Watch for free on YouTube here
Buy from Amazon Prime Video (USA) here
*Buy from iTunes here
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