FILMSFilms (Location is at the Marriot Waterside Hotel - 3rd floor)
In the award-winning documentary The Witness, Eddie Lama explains 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. With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable change in consciousness.
Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times said of this film, "The Witness is one man's truth that cries out for mass exposure ... may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made." View a trailer of this film here. Watch this powerful, moving and award-winning film free online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week here or come to Veg Fest and watch it at our event.
Duration: 43 minutes.
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.
But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets?
Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.
Duration: 1hr 17 minutes
Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called "diseases of affluence" 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 researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Check out the trailer of this film that critics are calling "richly inspiring", "convincing, radical and politically volatile", "a film that can save your life" and a "great movie". Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960's with producing "high quality" animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country's wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
Rating: PG (for some thematic elements and incidental smoking).
A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.
Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers' sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma.
Interwoven with the farmers' stories is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly-trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold.
With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as living commodities, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.
Duration: 1hr 18 minutes
View this powerful, moving and award-winning film at Veg Fest.
- Farm to Fridge
Spend 12 unforgettable minutes watching this life-changing, life-saving film narrated by James Cromwell.
This groundbreaking new documentary takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation's largest factory farms revealing the often unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge.
Duration: 12 minutes
View this 12-minute film here
Rating: unrated -- may not be suitable for young children
|#||Movies showing at Tampa Bay Veg Fest||Time|
|1||Farm to Fridge||11:00 am|
|2||Forks over Knives||11:30 am|
|4||The Witness||03:00 pm|
|5||Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home||04:00 pm|