THE STORY OF TWO VEGAN BODYBUILDERS - ROBERT CHEEKE & VANESSA ESPINOZA
GOLDEN RETRIEVER BURGERS TRENDING?! #CATCHONTOCARNISM
FOOD & FREE SPEECH: DEBATING LABELING REGULATION
Q&A with HIDE director, DUSTIN BROWN
THE MAKING OF SAVE RALPH
Save Ralph is a stop-motion animated documentary-style short film written and directed by Spencer Susser in partnership with Humane Society International (HSI). The film features HSI’s campaign spokesbunny Ralph, voiced by Taika Waititi, as he goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab and supporting HSI’s global #SaveRalph campaign to end cosmetic animal testing.
Three interconnected stories behind a single fur coat, from the trapper who catches the fox, to the seamstress who sews the coat, to the shopper who buys it.
The Story of Two Vegan Bodybuilders INTRO
Think you need to eat animals to get enough protein? Think again. These vegan athletes are workout buddies, business partners and co-authors of the book "Plant-Based Muscle." Robert Cheeke is a vegan bodybuilding pioneer, bodybuilding champion and a bestselling author. Vanessa Espinoza is an elite powerlifter, a 3X Colorado Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and an All-American basketball player.
This short film explores an uncomfortable truth for vegans everywhere, one that should unsettle even meat eaters: We are led to believe that our choices in the supermarket directly affect how many animals go to slaughter... but we are wrong.
In August 2020, NowThis—the largest social video news publisher in the world—premiered Beyond Carnism's three-minute video entitled “Golden Retriever Burgers Trending?! #CatchOnToCarnism.” Carnism is the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals. The sticky, thought-provoking video quickly went viral, also clocking up views on AOL, other news sites, and social media posts by organizations and influencers. In just two weeks, the video was shared thousands of times across all platforms and garnered nearly 1 million total views. Using eye-catching animations and powerful, compelling dialogue, the video exposes the psychology that drives people to eat animals by illustrating how carnism distorts our perceptions of farmed animals and the foods procured from their bodies. Drawing parallels with the movie "The Matrix," it reveals that people view eating animals as normal, natural, and necessary as long as they are plugged into the “matrix of carnism.” Through the video, we invited viewers to be vegan allies—including by being as vegan as possible—in order to become a part of the solution to help transform carnism.
There’s a little-known battle taking place in grocery stores everywhere -- it’s a battle over the labels stuck to your food. With a surge of vegan products hitting the market, names like “almond milk” are frequently used to describe these products’ similarity to their non-vegan counterparts. But Miyoko Schinner was fined and asked to remove the word “butter” from her plant-based butter product by the California Department of Food & Agriculture. Why? Is this type of labeling regulation a violation of free speech, or do confusing labels pose a threat to consumers? Listen as experts discuss and debate this complex issue.
International Vegan Film Festival director Shawn Stratton sits down with director Dustin Brown to discuss his film, HIDE.
Step inside the studio for a quick look at the detailed stop-motion animation process behind this intricately powerful short film, SAVE RALPH. Created by Spencer Susser and frequent Wes Anderson/Tim Burton set designer and puppet maker Andy Gent (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Isle of Dogs, The French Dispatch, The Corpse Bride).
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