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Gabrielle Aplin, The Veronicas and Fall Out Boy are just some of the artists confirmed for next year’s documentary release Taking Note.

The film is being made by online magazine Hit The Floor editor vegan Chris Hines, who was himself inspired to cut out meat after watching the music video for Goldfinger’s Meet Your Meat. The animal rights-themed video incorporated slaughterhouse footage – setting Hines on his vegan path.

According to Hines: “With veganism growing at a dramatic rate over the past 10 years, it’s no surprise that many of our favourite musicians are now adopting the lifestyle to help the animals, the environment or just to get healthy.

“From Beyonce going plant-based for a quick health kick, Architects joining forces with Sea Shepard to help protect the oceans, to electronic legend Moby creating the soundtrack to the animal rights film Earthlings and opening his very own vegan restaurant, Little Pines, veganism has started to affect the music world in more ways than one.”

The journey

The film, which has been in development since May 2016, follows Hines’ journey as he talks to a range of musicians about how veganism has affected the individuals within the scene as well as the scene itself. He hopes their stories will inspire viewers.

Some of the artists confirmed so far include Gabrielle Aplin, As It Is (Patty), Against Me (Inge), Anti-Flag (Chris & Pat), Archenemy (Alissa) and The Needle Drop (Anthony Fantano) among others. Many more are expected to be announced in the next few months.

The film will be premiered on Hit The Floor magazine next year. To find out how to contribute to crowdfunding for the film, visit here.

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