“Ignorance is bliss” – the way I used to live my life. Truth be told, I never really wanted to hear about or see anything that would shatter my illusion of the “perfect” world we live in. Why? Because it would challenge my conception of life and take into question everything I believed to be right and honest, leaving me lost and confused as an outcome. I was content with the fact that I had what I needed to survive: food, water, a home and a political structure; although not perfect, that seemed to be working well enough to allow me to go about with my day unconcerned. Somehow things just worked.
Ignorance is temporary and with it comes the realization of the shocking truth. It tests your deepest beliefs questioning every aspect of who you are and who you want to be as a person. I now choose to seek the truth within everything no matter how harsh the reality is. The vegan lifestyle has opened up my mind towards the world around me. It is not just simply about food, but rather a peaceful way of living that embraces everything around me. It is a never-ending path that I am learning from to better myself physically and mentally.
As with everything, there is always two sides of the story so please keep that in mind when watching these. It’s never easy getting the unbiased truth about everything, so do your own research alongside. Learn, keep an open mind and decide for yourself. Anger, betrayal and frustration may come about and that’s okay. Take them and create a positive change. None of us are perfect and we are all at different stages in life trying to find our own harmony within ourselves.
“We create the world we live within – We create the change” – Bianca
All the titles are directly linked to the whole documentary
Food Matters “You are what you eat”. An amazing documentary giving you a look at how a nutrient based diet plays a crucial role towards eliminating health problems. It also discuses the medical and pharmaceutical industries and how our perceptions of health has altered.
Vegucated “Vegucated follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time”
(At 22:30mins a recording with a large “free range” producer conversation is recorded addressing the real meaning behind what free range really is)
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”
Earthlings Personally I couldn’t make it through the whole documentary because of the animal cruelty shown, but highly recommend watching as much as you can. “Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests”