Vegan: Everyday Stories
2016 · Unrated · 1h 30m
Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread – they’re all vegan.
The movie traces the personal journeys of an ultra-marathon runner who has overcome addiction to compete in one hundred mile races, a cattle rancher’s wife who creates the first cattle ranch turned farmed animal sanctuary in Texas, a food truck owner cooking up knee-buckling plant-based foods, and an 8-year-old girl who convinces her family of six to go vegan.
There are a number of great movies focusing on why to go vegan or featuring people new to veganism, but this movie spotlights how everyday people and their families, each pursuing their own careers, hobbies, and passions live their lives while following a vegan lifestyle.
The movie follows ultra-runner Yassine Diboun as he journeys miles into the wilderness, running from a past that deeply affected his family and nearly cost him his life; and Renee King-Sonnen, who fell in love with the farmed animals on her husband’s ranch and was determined to do whatever she could to create a sanctuary; and Jerri Hastey owner of food truck Seed On The Go who wishes to share delicious eye-catching food with the masses; and young Genesis Butler who at the tender age of 3 asked her mom where her chicken nuggets came from and now she’s on a quest to protect all animals in the world.
About the Filmmakers
Vegan: Everyday Stories was produced by Wendy Gabbe Day and Eric Day, and directed by Glen Scott Lacey. Find out more about the film at veganmovie.org.
“…the film effectively destroys the stigma around veganism and proves that vegans can be as accomplished as anyone else. The only difference is that they hold consistent beliefs when it comes to the treatment of animals. I would recommend this film to anyone with any shred of good in their heart. It might just open their eyes to something they’ve never seen before.” – Kaden Zipfel. “Vegan: Everyday Stories – Film Review.” Plant Based News. 16 Nov 2016
“Yes, this is an excellent film to introduce people to veganism. It does explain “why vegan”. But more importantly it demonstrates that there is no typical vegan. The days of smelly hippies eating nuts and granola while sitting in the corner weaving baskets and wearing Birkenstocks… are over (sniff sniff).” – Vegan Banana. “Vegan Everyday Stories: A Bananatastic Review.” Veganbanana.com. 22 Jun 2016
“Great stories of people following their emotions and going against their traditions to be champions for the cause of compassion for animals. I really connected with the movie. The 8 year old girl speaking out for animal rights after she learned that the meat she was eating came from animals, then convincing her parents to go vegan, was so inspiring. I remember the moment I learned that as a child, but was told I had to eat my meat. I’m one week into a plant based diet and found this movie very supportive of my choice to go vegan.” – LeeAnn, Amazon
“This was a great documentary. When I first went vegan and flip-flopped with vegetarianism I was criticized and was often times made fun of for my belief of animal rights. Seeing how a young girl was able to affect change in her own family and show other kids what it means to be vegan and inspire so many to change their lifestyle really makes this documentary a treasure of its own. I recommend this to anyone who just wants to see the other side of the story. Affecting change through education, empathy, and example is an amazing way to go about things.” – AI33, Amazon
“I’m a vegan woman, and the people featured in this documentary are very good at articulating their journey into this lifestyle. I felt a sense of fellowship while watching, it felt like I was talking with friends. There is no footage of animal slaughter or abuse in this film, which I was very relieved to find out. Just a bunch of very real, very warm humans showing us their lives.” – Cass N., Amazon
“The movie features interesting individuals that are passionate about their nutrition choice. I liked that it wasn’t pushy but instead passionate about a way of life. The movie was enjoyable and educational.” – Sange, Amazon
Vegan: Everyday Stories is a non-profit project, so it is free for everyone to watch online. Download links are also provided for screenings and playback when traveling or offline.