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The SOS (Sustainability On Screen) Film Festival will showcase films including Dominion, and the BAFTA-winning short 73 Cows. It will also feature the world premiere of documentary series Vegan Planet.
There will be vegan musicians speaking at the event – including Chrissie Hynd, and panels featuring well-known figures in the vegan world, including The End Of Meat director Marc Pierschel, vegan activist Cath Kendall, and GP Dr. Gemma Newman.
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“[The event will feature] thought provoking and hard-hitting screenings of short and feature films, showing the impacts of our diet, consumption and how we live is affecting the world and local communities we live in,” Richard Hobday, Festival Director, told Plant Based News.
“Celebrate community and how we can play our part in the protection of the world and its resources.
“We will be screening award-winning films, from award-winning directors. Documentary topics include vegan and plant-based diets, climate change, waste pollution, and environmental sustainability. We aim to explore how our everyday lives are affecting climate change, pollution and the health of communities.”
A new vegan documentary which looks at veganism is the context of religious spirituality will also be screened in London in May, on the 23.
The screening of A Prayer For Compassion, at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, is hosted by Plant Based News in collaboration with vegan zine Bright Zine.
The film has won support from a slew of vegan celebrities, including Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch who said: “I was very moved by this powerful documentary and the many spiritual leaders spoke of the imperative to align our actions with our spiritual values and take responsibility for humanity’s treatment of animals.”
The SOS Film Festival is part of Portobello Live – a five-year-old arts and culture festival. The festival will have press and VIP screenings on May 5, and is open to the public on May 6. You can find out more – and buy tickets – here