Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread – they’re all vegan. The movie traces the personal journeys of an ultramarathon runner who has overcome addiction to compete in one hundred mile races, a cattle rancher’s wife who creates the first cattle ranch turned farmed animal sanctuary in Texas, a food truck owner cooking up knee-buckling plant-based foods, and an 8-year-old girl who convinces her family of six to go vegan.
There are a number of great movies focusing on why to go vegan or featuring people new to veganism, but this movie spotlights how everyday people and their families, each pursuing their own careers, hobbies, and passions live their lives while following a vegan lifestyle.
The movie follows ultrarunner Yassine Diboun as he journeys miles into the wilderness, running from a past that deeply affected his family and nearly cost him his life; and Renee King-Sonnen, who fell in love with the farmed animals on her husband’s ranch and was determined to do whatever she could to create a sanctuary; and Jerri Hastey owner of food truck Seed On The Go who wishes to share delicious eye-catching food with the masses; and young Genesis Butler who at the tender age of 3 asked her mom where her chicken nuggets came from and now she’s on a quest to protect all animals in the world.
Vegan: Everyday stories is a lighthearted and upbeat movie that also features musician Moby, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, football player David Carter and many other experts in the vegan movement.
There will be a discussion following the movie lead by Hayley Ingman, co-founder of Earthsave Whistler and 18-year vegan.
-7pm, Tuesday, October 4th, at Whistler Public Library
-Admission is by donation (please arrive early as seats cannot be reserved in advance)
-Trailer & website – http://veganmovie.org/
-Event co-sponsored by Earthsave Whistler and Whistler Public Library