Trailer: Documentary on Plant-Based Diet Coming to Maple Theater

July 28, 2015, 4:57 PM by  Allan Lengel

A movement is afoot to get people to see the benefits of a plant-based diet.

A 95-minute documentary, "PlantPure Nation", is being shown around the country at select theaters, including at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township on July 30 and Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Written and directed by Nelson Campbell, the film examines the political and economic factors involved in getting the word out and battling those, including politicians and officials in the meat industry, who are trying to suppress information on the benefits of plant-based nutrition, according to the film's website.  

The film follows three people spreading the word about the health benefits of being on a plant-based diet.

The filmmakers hope to use the film to build a broad grassroots movement, the film's website says. 

Janice Stranger, who has a doctorate  in Human Development and Aging, and is author of the book "The Perfect Formula Diet," writes this on her blog about the film: 

The film PlantPure Nation offers life-and-death drama in unexpected places: the Kentucky state legislature, a main street in small town North Carolina, and every day dinner tables. With a story that is engaging, suspenseful, and inspiring, this film surfaces both outrage and hope over the power of agribusiness and their political allies.

Director Nelson Campbell is a major actor in his own documentary. The audience catches an intimate look at his family as well: wife Kim, mom Karen, and dad T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co-author with another son, Thomas M. Campbell, MD,  of the bestseller The China Study ( a book on nutrition and health).


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