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New vegan documentaryThe End of Meatwill have its UK premiere next month.
The highly-anticipated film, which has already has premieres in the US and Canada, will be shown at the Picadilly Vue in London on October 5.
It will be followed by a Q and A with Mark, Founder of Friend Animal Sanctuary in Kent. The sanctuary appears in the film.
According to promotional material, the film shows the ‘frightening consequences of our present-day obsession with meat’. It adds: “Director Marc Pieschel soon turns an investigative eye to food innovators, futurists, and advocates for major industry change.
“Plant-based diets are growing at an exponential rate, with vegan supermarkets showing fierce competition across Germany, and an eye to expanding across the globe.
“We discover scientists growing animal-free meat in labs, rebel farmers, and sanctuaries that will change the way we relate to animals. We travel to Palitana, India, where the government has outlawed all meat city-wide since 2014. The film voyages across the world with a single question – how could the end of meat affect animals, the planet, and our own lives?”
The film’s trailer
‘Out of his comfort zone’
A message from Friend Animal Sanctuary said: “Mark will be giving a Q&A and will be WAY out of his comfort zone, he prefers to be in his wellies out in the field, so could do with your support on the night.
“The film is a thought-provoking documentary encouraging people to think about our relationship with animals on a social, political and cultural level. It envisions a society where we cohabit with animals as our equals, and analyses the future of our dietary choices.
Those who are unable to attend the premiere can watch the film online.
According to the filmmakers, The End Of Meat is now available to view in the U.S. and Canada via iTunes, Amazon Prime and a number of other VOD streaming services and on DVD & Blu-ray.
Tickets cost £9 (£7 concessions) and are available to buy here