A cover for the film From the Ground Up. Features a tree with different sports players around it.

From the Ground Up

1h 35m

NR

2018

Last Updated: 24 July 2021Published On: 24 May 2018

From the Ground Up is the story of meat-eating football player Santino Panico who goes on a vegan journey to rediscover the athlete within.

A cover for the film From the Ground Up. Features a tree with different sports players around it.

From the Ground Up

1h 35m

NR

2018

Last Updated: 24 July 2021Published On: 24 May 2018

From the Ground Up is the story of meat-eating football player Santino Panico who goes on a vegan journey to rediscover the athlete within.

NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS

Synopsis

What makes up the meat of an athlete? In the feature documentary From the Ground Up, former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within, this time, as a vegan.

As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and the far-reaching impacts of food choices.

About the Filmmakers

From the Ground Up is directed and produced by Santino Panico for Topsoil Productions. Find out more about the film at www.fromthegroundupfilm.com.

Critic Reviews

“Although this movie has many, the biggest strength of From the Ground Up lies in its ability to engage a broad audience of vegans and non-vegans alike. The tone of the movie is humble and informative rather than inflammatory and controversial, even subtly offering tips for effective vegan activism…Each person who watches this movie is bound to learn something thanks to the variety of topics covered (even vegan-documentary aficionados like yours truly).” – Rebecca Marchand-Smith. Plant-Based News. Review: Rich Roll And Torre Washington Feature In New Vegan Documentary. 9 Feb 2018

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