Austrian author and filmmaker Nina Messinger went on a journey through Europe, India and the US to investigate the consequences of our diet. Meeting with leading experts in nutrition, medicine, science, and agriculture, as well as with farmers and people who have recovered from severe illnesses, simply by changing their eating habits.
The film’s distressing images and moving stories make a clear case for a plant-based diet that is not just a short-lived lifestyle trend but provides a solution for preserving our entire world. The movie serves up a simple, yet comprehensive solution – right on our plates. Changing our eating habits will rebalance not just our health, but the planet itself.
H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet high in animal-based foods. It contrasts the limited interests of the pharmaceutical and agricultural industry with the all-encompassing interests of living beings on this planet and with the power of responsible consumer action.
“HOPE What You Eat Matters also spares no expenses in displaying the opinions of others front and center. Featuring a wide variety of notable individuals and their thoughts on human diet and our impact on our planet, from simple yet undeniably moving life stories that served as a catalyst for change to scientists providing a bevy of revealing and disconcerting facts and statistics regarding our current course as a species, this does not come across as shameless scare-mongering, even if it leans heavily on its core message. This is a message of concern, not of patronizing superiority, an earnest attempt to convince others to consider the impact they are having on this fragile cradle we call home and to preserve it for future generations.” – UK Film Review. HOPE What You Eat Matters Indie Film Review. 1 April 2019
“This film can save your life! Take its lessons to heart, and take control of your health. Choosing a plant-based diet will be the best decision you’ve ever made.” – Neal Barnard, M.D., President of PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
“This important film highlights the choices we must make to help protect this planet and all its inhabitants.” – Paul McCartney
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