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Plant Based News has released a teaser for its upcoming documentary – Vegan 2020 – on Instagram.

Vegan 2020, the latest installment in Plant Based News‘ annual series, showcases how health, environmental, and ethical awareness around the globe is growing.

It will chart the rise – and challenges – of the vegan movement over recent months.

Vegan documentaries

The series started five years ago, with Vegan 2015. The subsequent installments have since grown more ambitious. Vegan 2018 and 2019 peaked, premiering in cities around the world, including London, Los Angeles, and Beijing.

The movies garner millions of views. These include 4.65 million views across the years on YouTube alone, and many more across Facebook and Instagram. Many viewers also share them with friends and family to teach them about the growing vegan movement.

Vegan 2020

PBN thought that Vegan 2019 would be the last film in the series.

Klaus Mitchell is PBN founder and director of the Vegan series. He said: “Due to the huge amount of work involved in putting these documentaries together, we really thought that Vegan 2019 would be the last.

“But when lockdown happened, we were able to find some extra time. We used it to put together a script for the events in the last nine months. Doing so made this year’s documentary a real possibility.

“What is exciting is that due to COVID-19, we feel that this year’s documentary would be unique – and considerably more exciting than previous years. Vegan 2020 aims to weave together the biggest events of the year in a powerful way that places the spotlight on topics not covered significantly in the past, such as pandemic risk and antibiotic resistance.”


Unfortunately, PBN will not be able to hold premieres for the film. Last year’s sellout events took place in London, Los Angeles, and Beijing.

Ticket sales are a major source of funding for the movies. With this year’s installment budgeted at around £15,000, PBN is crowdfunding to pay for the film.

It is offering investors a range of benefits, from PBN hoodies, to executive producer credits, and personalized thank-you videos from the entire PBN team.

If you are interested in investing in the film, you can find more information here – and please feel free to share this link with friends and family who would be interested

Vegan 2020 is kindly sponsored by A Billion Veg – an awesome app that helps you find the best vegan food and products near you.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.