‘Vegucated’ is a documentary where three volunteers from New York are selected by writer/director/editor/narrator Marisa Miller Wolfson to try a vegan diet for six weeks. “Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time.” (getvegucated.com)
‘Vegucated‘ is a must see, especially for the vi-curious! This documentary is perfect for those just starting out their vegan diets, or even for pros. I just recently re-watched it with my parents, who I can proudly say are new vegans!
Marisa presents her documentary in a witty, entertaining way, and covers all the basics. She gives a nice overview of the health, ethical, and environmental issues. She also has fun facts and segments such as grocery store items that you probably didn’t know were vegan (oreos!). I can personally relate to her a great deal as she explains how she got so involved in vegan education (a lot of research!) The ethical issues were addressed in a brief synopsis of the meat factory business. I am so glad she includes this footage, even though I personally know people that find it too hard to watch! As depressing as it is, it is just another motivation to make this lifestyle change. For those about to watch it, please stick through this part! I promise, it is worth it to watch the rest of the film! But most of the film talks about the health reasons for switching to a vegan diet. There is even an appearance by my hero Dr. T. Colin Campbell!
Watch as the three volunteers (a single mother, a bachelor, and a college student) start their vegan journey. I found myself rooting for them to succeed in their transition. Each faced personal struggles, so it was interesting to see how they turned out in the end!