Project Description

Cover for the film, Got Facts on Milk? Features a dark background with an illustration of a cow's head on the right-hand side.

Got Facts on Milk?

2014 · PG · 1h 28m


Got the facts on Milk? (also known as “The Milk Documentary“) is an entertaining, award winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much-publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products.

Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the film is a humorous yet shocking exposition that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple. The film raises questions about dairy’s role in cancer, osteoporosis, weight gain, asthma, acne, early menstruation, and more; covers the preponderance of lactose intolerance in communities of color, and explains why dairy consumption is fraught with high-stakes political, economic, ethical and environmental considerations.

Got the facts on Milk? has won several film festival awards, including the audience award at the 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival, and has outraged filmgoers around the world. It sparked a riot at the South Korea Green Film Festival, shocked the audience at DocAviv Documentary Film Festival in Israel, and traumatized attendees of the EcoCinema Environmental Film Festival.

About the Filmmakers

Got Facts on Milk? was produced by Unleashed Productions and directed by Shira Lane. Find out more about the film at


“I admit to being a lifelong milk drinker. I drink organic skim milk once a day. I never knew or even thought about what was in milk until now. And now, after watching this film I am thinking I will return the new, unopened carton of milk I just bought. These filmmakers made an educational and fun, entertaining documentary about the health dangers of milk and, while making this movie picturesque, like a well-done travelogue of the U.S., they also crammed it with alarming facts about the risks of drinking milk, chiefly the way hormones in milk can cause cancer. How do you go about educating the American public on the dangers of milk, while making an interesting movie they want to watch? It took a lot of skill and ingenuity and this was beautifully accomplished. There was not one boring moment.

Nutritionists and scientists with impeccable credentials were interviewed. They emphasized, again and again, the negative health consequences of milk drinking, such as heart disease and cancer. Milk has, by its nature, growth hormones to help calves grow into cows. In humans, drinking these hormones can trigger cancer to grow. It sounds so obvious now that I don’t know why I never thought of it before.

The milk industry spends millions on promoting milk. Milk advertising is everywhere. The facts about the milk industry this documentary presents are alarming. The health risks, including asthma and autoimmune diseases, are described. Anyone who has health concerns and is a milk drinker needs to see this film so they can make an informed choice about drinking cow’s milk, armed with the facts. This is the most eye-opening film I’ve ever watched and it’s one that everyone who drinks milk needs to watch. You will never feel the same way about milk.” – AKN, Amazon


Cover for the film, Got Facts on Milk? Features a dark background with an illustration of a cow's head on the right-hand side.

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