NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS
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.
“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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