Documentary PlantPure Nation Plays At Carmike Majestic 12 Thursday

Monday, August 24, 2015

The documentary PlantPure Nation will play at the Carmike Majestic 12 in downtown
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Review for PlantPure Nation:

Written and directed by Nelson Campbell and including the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, the 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 hope to use PlantPure Nation to create a broad grassroots movement.

PlantPure Nation Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will establish local chapters called PlantPure Pods in cities and towns across North America. Members of these chapters will help to plant seeds of change around the message plant-based nutrition in their communities. One tool they will use in this effort will be the same 10-day Jumpstart program featured in the film, to give people the experience of a whole food, plant-based diet. 

“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 Dr. Campbell. “We are
ready to launch a meaningful movement by raising awareness and offering options for individuals to take control of their health." 

A growing number of celebrities, athletes, TV hosts, and nutrition experts have promoted the plant-based diet in the past few years. Tens of thousands of people have documented their personal success stories since implementing the diet, but as more doctors and public officials become aware of the healing power of plant-based nutrition the question arises: Why don’t they share the information with their patients or the public? Tragically, there have been few official medical or state-sponsored efforts in the nation to support the life sustaining benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet. 

PlantPure Nation was filmed across the U.S.A. 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,) Dr. Michael Greger,(director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Humane Society of the United States) 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.


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