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Films to Change the World Series: Vegucated

October 31, 2012

In partnership with the Multnomah County library system, we bring you a film series that could change the way you see the world. We continue with Vegucated. Join us on Sunday, November 4, at the Multnomah County Hollywood Library located at 4040 NE Tillamook St, Portland. Doors open at 1:30pm. The event runs 2-4:30pm. Following the film, there will be a Q & A with dietitian and author Alison Ozgur, R.D.

Vegucated is an award-winning, guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.

But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets?

Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

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