PlantPure Nation was shown at the Rochester Academy of Medicine on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
Over 450 people attended the two showings!
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Showing of Incredible Documentary Movie!
Followed by Q&A with Tom Campbell, MD, Kerry Graff, MD, and Ted Barnett, MD
Many of us are familiar with the work of T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. His groundbreaking epidemiological study, the China Study, presented in a book co-authored with his son, Rochester physician Thomas Campbell, M.D., provides a strong evidence-based foundation for adopting a healthy vegan diet. The film “Forks Over Knives,” which profiles the work of T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., among others, has inspired and motivated countless viewers to follow this way of eating.
July 4, 2015, saw the preview of a new film which is a worthy successor to “Forks Over Knives”: “PlantPure Nation.” Nelson Campbell, another son of T. Colin, is the writer-director of the film, appears in the film, and is a moving force behind the initiative presented in the film.
Written and directed by Nelson Campbell and including the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, this 95-minute film examines the political and economic factors that suppress information on the benefits of plant-based nutrition, while making the connections of this idea to larger issues such as medical practice, farming, and food deserts. The film’s story follows three people working to spread the word about one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. The filmmakers are using PlantPure Nation to create a broad grassroots movement. Members of these chapters will help plant seeds of change around the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities. One tool they will use to give people the experience of a whole-food, plant-based diet will be the same 10-day Jumpstart program featured in the film. A companion to the documentary, The PlantPure Nation Cookbook authored by Kim Campbell includes over 150 whole food, plant-based recipes and a behind-the-scenes look at the film.
“After traveling this country the past couple of months with my dad, I have heard story after story of personal change and courageous actions to promote this health message, underscoring the need for a movement that leverages the contributions of everyone,” said the film’s writer-director, Nelson Campbell. “We are ready to launch a meaningful movement by raising awareness and offering options for individuals to take control of their health,” added Dr. T. Colin Campbell.
PlantPure Nation was filmed across the U.S. and features Steve Forbes Jr. (editor in chief, Forbes magazine), Dr. T. Colin Campbell(co-author, The China Study), Dr. Neal Barnard (founder and president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), and Dr. Michael Greger (director of public health and animal agriculture, Humane Society of the United States; nutritionfacts.org) leading the list of world-renowned experts, doctors and authors who speak on the topic. The production team includes producer John Corry and writer Lee Fulkerson from the acclaimed documentary film Forks Over Knives.
Free vegan refreshments before show. Q & A after show.
Cost: Adults $7, Kids 12 & under: $3