The Game Changers


TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 6:00 PM
CC, ASL for intro/Q&A
Isabel Bader Theatre Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 5, 2018 12:45 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Animals & Animal Rights
Food & Agriculture
Health, Mental Health & Addiction
Sports & Recreation
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Louie Psihoyos
Producer(s):Joseph Pace
James Wilks
Executive Producer(s):James Cameron
Suzy Amis Cameron
Maria Wilhelm
Kyle Vogt
Tracy Vogt
Rip Esselstyn
Niklas Adalberth
Cindy Landon
Solina Chau
Bob Greenberg
Sheryl Greenberg
Britt Selvitelle
Pamela Anderson
Brendan Brazier
Co-Producer(s):Shannon Kornelsen
Gina Papabeis
Editor(s):Dan Swietlik
Stephanie Mechura
Writer(s):Mark Monroe
Joseph Pace
Cinematography:John Hunter Nolan
John Behrens
Sound:Lucy Sheils


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Oscar winner Louis Psihoyos (The Cove) returns with another brilliantly constructed and remarkably persuasive documentary, this time examining how we fuel our bodies. In an uncommon approach, Psihoyos avoids ethical and environmental arguments for adopting a plant-based diet. Instead, Game Changers focuses on an elite cadre of mostly male athletes to explode the myth that animal protein is required for maximum physical strength, performance and, ahem, sexual prowess. Scientists and experts join Olympians, UFC fighters, weightlifters and ultramarathoners whose switch to vegetarian and vegan diets has achieved dramatically positive results. The evidence that the single most important thing each of us can do to save the planet is to stop consuming animals is secondary to this clever appeal to vanity, virility and better health. Chris McDonald

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