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Food & Drink documentaries

The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation, a four-part health documentary series looking into the obesity crisis in the United States.   The film looks into all aspects of the problem from its root causes, symptoms and treatments. As well as providing on the ground research, "The Weight of the Nation[...]

Vegan: Everyday Stories

Vegan: Everyday Stories, a non-profit project that follows the lives of four completely different people who have one thing in common: they are all vegan.   If you enjoyed this documentary please consider donating to the filmmakers here: veganmovie.org/donate 

Land of Hope and Glory

Land of Hope and Glory, a 2017 documentary inspired by the 2005 documentary "Earthlings". While Earthlings focuses on animal rights in the United States many people were claiming that the situation in the UK was much better; to set the record straight this free documentary was made featuri[...]

Organic Food: Hype or Hope?

Organic Food: Hype or Hope? Organic food products are growing in demand in the west, however, are they any healthier? After all, consumers pay a premium for it but can one really believe what is said on the label? Who has verified its authenticity?   This film by Torsten Mehltretter inves[...]

H.O.P.E.: What You Eat Matters

H.O.P.E.: What You Eat Matters, a 2016 documentary by Austrian author and filmmaker Nina Messinger which investigates possible solutions to the world hunger problem.   The main point the film makes is to highlight how ruinously inefficient eating meat has been and is. For while 65 billion[...]

Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three is expected to have diabetes by 2050.   The 2010 documentary “Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America” with narration from acto[...]

Fat Head

Fat Head, a 2009 health and food documentary directed by American filmmaker Tom Naughton which aims to rebut the ideas presented in the 2005 documentary "Super Size Me" by Morgan Spurlock.   Yes there is no doubt that Super Size Me is easily the most pivotal documentary abo[...]

The Future of Food

  The Future of Food documentary by American filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia investigates genetically modified foods which have been sold in the United States since the 1990's and how they have affected the food industry.   GM foods are usually sold in normal packaging, giving[...]

The Dark Side of Chocolate

  The Dark Side of Chocolate brings to light the truth behind the West's favourite confectionary item.   This 2010 documentary which is narrated by Danish actor David Bateson takes us to cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast and Ghana where 80% of the world's chocolate orig[...]

Big Sugar

  Big Sugar has been big business, not just in recent years with the explosion of the junk food & drink industries but for centuries.   This documentary which was directed and narrated by top Canadian filmmaker Brian Mckenna shows how the sugar cartel came to be. Using dramati[...]

What the Health

What the Health is a 2007 food & health documentary co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn which aims to expose negative health impact of dairy and meat products.   The film is a follow-up to the incredibly successful 2014 documentary "Cowspiracy" which focused on the s[...]

Vegucated

  Vegucated is a 2011 food and drinks documentary film which follows a group of three New Yorkers who take up the challenge of adopting a Vegan diet.   For six weeks they will give up their love for steak, cheese and burgers to find out what the vegan craze is all about. This won&[...]

Sugar Coated

Is sugar the new tobacco? This is a question that Michèle Hozer asks for her 2015 documentary Sugar Coated which investigates how the food industry quashed hard science and stopped us talking about the toxicity of sugar.   The story begins back in the 70's during a secret PR ca[...]

Food Matters

The 2008 documentary Food Matters, directed by James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma examines how the nutritional value of the food we eat can have positive and negative impacts on our health. Using opinions of doctors, journalists and nutritionists the film explores nutritional therapy, organic food an[...]

A curated collection of Food & drink documentaries.