Pure Plant Nation

EatDrinkFilms is pleased to co-present PurePlant Nation at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 PM. Tickets are available here.

plant-pure-parkwayA growing number of celebrities, athletes, TV hosts, and nutrition experts have promoted the plant-based diet in the past few years. Tens of thousands of people have documented their personal success stories since implementing the diet. But as more doctors and public officials become aware of the healing power of plant-based nutrition the question arises: Why don’t they share the information with their patients or the public? Tragically, there have been few official medical or state-sponsored efforts in the nation to support the life sustaining benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet.

A new film from makers of the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives, PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist and author T. Colin Campbell inspires Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet, they inadvertently set in motion a series of events that expose powerful forces opposed to the diet. After industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Dr. Campbell’s oldest son Nelson decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina.

PlantPure Nation was filmed across the USA and includes world-renowned experts, doctors and authors.

National screenings and other information is available at the film’s web site.

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