Hope for All

Food Matters – You Matter

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.

Director(s): Nina Messinger
Script: Nina Messinger
Production: FME Media e.U
Actors: Melanie Joy, Jan Gerdes, Vandana Shiva, Jane Goodall, Martin Hofstetter, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell, Rüdiger Dahlke, Claus Leitzmann, Sharon Kintz, Thomas Wendt, Arthur Soteros, Ernst Walter Henrich, Will Tuttle, Josefine Jagschitz, Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth, Josef Walchshofer, Hermann Focke, Harold Brown, Benjamin Zephaniah, Hubert Liebertz, Klaus Tröger, Ulrich Seidel, Marc Bekoff, Ralf Brosius, Margarete Langerhorst
Year: 2016
Duration: 100 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): German, English
Country of origin: Austria
Shooting Locations: Germany, Austria, India, United States
Screening rights: Nino Messinger () | Tiberius Film GmbH (Germany)

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Main topic(s): Global Food
Secondary topics: meat veganism health
Mentions: animal rights meat blood pressure heart attack diet health illness milk lactose intolerance pharmaceutical industry money agriculture organic growth vegan vegetarian antibiotics veterinarian pigs cows farm
Topic Page(s): Global Food

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