2010 · TV-G · 1h 11m
This powerful documentary film inspires us to make the right food choices – choices that can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, protect our environment and make our planet sustainable while celebrating the joys of food. Dr. T. Colin Campbell shows the conclusive link between diet and disease and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn successfully uses nutrition to treat heart disease patients.
Where have we gone wrong? Why has the death rate from heart disease and cancer exploded in recent times? Why are the ice caps melting, the oceans dying and the forests being cut down as we produce the food necessary to support our burgeoning populations? Against a backdrop of colorful and delicious food grown by organic farmers and prepared in the kitchens of world-famous chefs, Planeat for the first time brings together the ground-breaking studies of three prominent scientists who have made it their life s work to answer these questions.
About the Filmmakers
Planeat was produced by CreateSpace and directed by Shelley Lee Davies and Or Shlomi. Find out more about the film at planeat.tv.
“Informative and encouraging, the film shows how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.” – Gaia. “Documentary – Planeat.”
“This powerful documentary film inspires us to make the right food choices—choices that can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, protect our environment and make our planet sustainable while celebrating good, healthy food.” – Jennie Richards. “Documentary Film Planeat.” Humane Decisions. 2 May 2016
“Loved it! It had similar information to Forks over Knives, which also featured Dr. T. Colin Campbell Ph.D. and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyne MD, but it went beyond in a few areas. For one thing, the producers did a number of interviews in the kitchens of vegan and raw vegan restaurants, with the camera delivering close-ups of mouth-watering gourmet vegan dishes as the chefs described the dishes and their approach to food. This really helps people see that vegan can be amazingly tantalizing and good. In addition to introducing the benefits of a vegan diet for reversing cardiovascular disease and preventing cancer (via the research of Drs. Esselstyn and Campbell), the filmmakers also interviewed scientists to help explain the harm an animal product based diet causes to the environment and the benefits of switching to a plant-based one. Great film. I will recommend it!” – Susan Barney, Amazon
“This is a very good DVD about the food choices we make and the impact of those on our health and the environment. I love the several sequences about different chefs who create very innovative dishes out of simple plant ingredients and then other parts of the movie talk about the science behind it. Highly recommended.” – Daniel, Amazon
“Really liked this documentary. It gave me a lot to think about. The concepts were presented well, and I was amazed at the information provided and how a few fairly simple changes can change our lives and the planet. I believe we have a responsibility to be good care takers of our areas of responsibility on this planet. I know just one person can’t change the whole world, but Meatless Mondays are already making an impact on our environment. Truly, I would have scoffed at this three years ago. Now, I am coming from a different place in my life – eating a grain/plant based diet – I feel SO much better! And I can see how my choices are a little more long-reaching than I originally thought.” – Shawna, Amazon
“This film has experts in their fields sharing in a powerful way about the effects of diet on cancer, heart disease, greenhouse gas emissions, oceanic dead zones, and reactive nitrogen in the environment. They gave a clear explanation as to why a plant-based diet is beneficial in all of these areas. Interspersed throughout the film are segments of delicious plant-plant based foods being prepared by chefs, who talked about their cooking methods. I found these food segments so inspiring. All in all, the benefits of a plant-based diet is convincing.” – Sunny, Amazon