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They’re Trying to Kill Us is the most powerful documentary I’ve seen this year, and its creators, Badass Vegan John Lewis and noted filmmaker Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, What the Health?, Running for Good) riff in this episode on what they’re learned in their deep dive into food choices in inner city and poor rural neighborhoods, as well as in the Navajo nation in the Western U.S.
They’re working on mass distribution for this film — Billie Eilish is one of the producers — but now it’s available for rental only on their website, https://theyretryingtokillus.com. One hundred percent of the first $1 million in proceeds will go to plant-based food charities.
Co-directors John Lewis and Keegan Kuhn have teamed up to tell the untold story of the intersections of diet, disease, poverty, institutional racism, food deserts, government corruption and collusion with Big Food and the pharmaceutical industry. The film follows John from his upbringing in Ferguson, Missouri as he crisscrosses the country seeking answers from experts as to why Americans of Color are getting sick and dying from chronic diseases at often twice the rate of white Americans.
Where to find them?
John Lewis on IG: @badassvegan
Watch the film here: They’re trying to kill us
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