Veteran director James Cameron’s Titanic
broke many cinematic records and still resonates with film fans around the
world. His latest film, a vegan documentary, is also sure to make a big impact.
So, what’s the story behind it?
Mr. Cameron has been setting an example of
activism in action for several years. In 2015, he told Men’s
Journal that he had been vegan for four years. He
remarked on how he was motivated to go vegan because of his concern for the
planet, yet marveled at the health benefits it offered as well.
Now, in a new
film called The
Game Changers, Cameron will be revealing the
story of others who are empowered by their plant-based lifestyles.
James Cameron will team up with The Cove’s Louis Psihoyos and mixed
martial artist champion James ‘Lightning’ Wilks for the film.
executive produce. Wilks will produce, and Psihoyos will serve as the film’s
The Game Changers will shine the spotlight on an array of soldiers, plant-based
athletes, leaders, and celebrities who follow a plant-based diet.
Wilks has long been an outspoken vegan, and he
explained why he made the transition in this YouTube video.
Louis Psihoyos has been known to create films that capture gorgeous imagery of
nature and tell strong, timely stories about the environment.
He told Boulder
Magazine: “I tell the crew that
we’re not making movies, we’re starting movements, and movements don’t end
until the issue ends.”
behind The Game Changers seems to be
the in-progress vegan movement. James Cameron promised that it ‘will dismantle the protein myth systematically’.
agriculture being a major cause of environmental destruction that still goes
unaddressed, there’s a strong need for increased awareness among environmental
activists and others.
“The world’s strongest guy is a vegan. The
world’s fastest guy, Carl Lewis, was the first to break 10 seconds, and he did
it when he was a vegan. We’re trying to dispel the myth that you need protein
from animals to become a real man,” observed Psihoyos.
Game Changers seems primed to do just that. It is
scheduled to be released later in 2017.