There is a concept in physics known as The Observer Affect, which essentially states that viewing an object inherently changes its bahavior. The results you get from observations are thus tainted unless you significantly alter how you view the object. Documentary filmmakers face a similar obstacle, in that the process of walking around with a camera and shoving it into people’s faces tends to produce altered results. This film, produced by Zach Galifianakis and featuring Joseph Garner, utterly fails to overcome this obstacle.
The content of this 2011 documentary by Lee Fulkerson should surprise no one. Its mission is clear and very much in your face, which could be exactly what the Western world needs. Drawing from research and interviews of several doctors, nutritionists, and patients, the film paints a harsh picture of the meat and dairy industry in the US. Even if you are not considering a vegetarian diet, this is definitely worth your time.
It is hard to put into words just how moving this documentary is, and that is coming from someone who usually has something snide and sarcastic to say about most things. Not this time. Anyone who watches this and isn’t moved to tears at some point is made of stone.