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The Game Changers

Louie Psyhoyos

5 mins

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The Game Changers is a documentary that makes a strong case for the benefits of plant-based diets, even for elite athletes.


The Game Changers

The Game Changers

by Louie Psyhoyos


We're told that meat is an essential part of a healthy diet, especially for athletes. But what if everything we've been told is wrong?

Louie Psihoyos is a photographer and filmmaker known for his contributions to National Geographic. This documentary follows former professional mixed martial artist James Wilks as he discovers the transformative power of a plant-based diet after a potentially career-ending injury. Wilks reaches out to fellow elite athletes to understand why they made the switch away from meat, and how they have been performing since.

Although Wilks' journey begins with a search for an injury recovery solution, he discovers so much more in the process. Through interviews with nutrition experts, The Game Changers makes a persuasive case that eating meat exposes us to a wide range of health problems, and is taking a huge toll on the planet as well.

Favorite quote

The easiest way to protect other animals is just not to put them in your mouth.

- Damien Mander, anti-poaching activist

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