New Vegan Documentary ‘From The Ground Up’ Features Top Plant Based Athletes


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A new vegan documentary will feature top athletes – and look at how they power their bodies through plants.

From the Ground Up is directed by former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico.

He ‘goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within—this time, as a vegan’.

According to the filmmakers: “As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and the far-reaching impacts of food choices.”

Protein tho?

The film includes a number of successful vegan sportspeople, including golfer Anna Ehrgott, ultra athlete Rich Roll (who has said he’s ‘proud’ to be involved), and professional bodybuilder Torre Washington.

Tackling the protein question, Washington says: “Do I look like I’m not getting protein?

“I mean, really?”

On demand

According to Rich Roll: “Many have asked about when [From the Ground Up] will be available.

“It will be playing at Laemmle Fine Arts Theater in Los Angeles from December 8-14. Times TBD. 

“I will be hosting (along with other special guests) on the evening of 12/8 (and possibly other evenings) and we will be doing a Q&A panel after the film with food & beverages (vegan of course) – info TBA.

“From there, the film will play in Chicago and NYC (locations / dates TBD).

“After that it will be on demand on January 9.”

Find outmore about the movie here


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