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Hope for All

Food Matters – You Matter
2016 | 100 min | Recommended min. age: 12 y

Half of the population in Western society suffers from being overweight. Cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes and cancer are epidemic. Our meat consumption has quintupled over the past 50 years. 65 billion land animals are being slaughtered every year for food consumption. One third of the global grain production is fed to animals for fattening while 1.8 billion people world wide suffer from hunger and starvation. Can there really be a solution to all these problems?

In her documentary, Austrian author and filmmaker Nina Messinger follows the tracks of our diet in Europe, India and the US. Along the way, she meets with leading experts in nutrition, medicine, and agriculture, among others, as well as with farmers and people who have recovered from severe illnesses by simply changing their diet. The film´s deeply distressing images and moving stories make a clear case for a plant-based diet that is not so just a short-lived life-style trend but rather for preserving our entire world. The movie serves up a stunningly simply, yet comprehensive solution – right in front of our plates. Changing our eating habits will rebalance not just our health but the planet itself.

“Hope for All” is a startling and moving documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of Western eating habits. 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.

“Hope for All” is an urgent call to action to all of us to commit to a change towards sustainability and safeguarding our living environment.

It has a clear message: Change your diet and change the world.

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