Film documentary: Vegucated
Wednesday Aug 15 7:30PM
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Advanced ticket sales are over at WMNF, by phone & web...but we will have plenty of tickets to sell at the door for $9.00 ~ It opens at 6:30pm, film at 7:30pm
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.
But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets?
Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, gentler world, one bite at at time.
WMNF is also presenting a post-screening panel discussion that will address some of the issues raised by the film. Representing viewpoints across the omnivore-to-vegan continuum, the panelists slated to appear are Eve Prang Plews, nutritionist and host of WMNF's "Alternative Health" program; Isabelle Tassi, chief organizer of Tampa Bay Veg Fest, longtime vegan and animal rights activist; Lee "Flee" Courtney, WMNF music director & host of Monday's "It's The Music," became predominantly vegan after seeing "Vegucated"; Duncan Strauss, host of "Talking Animals" on WMNF