Project Description

A cover of the film HOPE What You Eat Matters which features a cow and a set of silverware.

H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters

2016 · Unrated · 1h 40m


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.

About the Filmmakers

H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters was produced by FME Media and directed by Nina Messinger. Find out more about the film at


“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