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A new film platform sharing 200 vegan-interest movies launched this week.
VegMovies lists movies with ‘a vegan message, a vegan character, the goal of reducing or exposing animal suffering and exploitation, a focus on climate change, or a focus on sustainability that does not specifically recommend consuming or exploiting animals’.
Clicking on each movie’s profile will show viewers where they can view the film depending on where they are, a film synopsis, and warnings if the movie is graphic and could upset viewers.
The site hosts upcoming films, as well as those that are currently crowdfunding, as well as established movies.
VegMovies was created by Jason Schramm – founder of Veg Groups which ‘builds websites to help people make compassionate lifestyle choices’ and has a portfolio of platforms including VegEvents and VegMealDelivery.
Schramm discussed VegMovies in a recent YouTube interview with Vegan Mainstream, saying he had the idea three years ago, when he realized how difficult it can be to find vegan films – often links are broken, or they aren’t filtered in any way, which is difficult for viewers who want to avoid graphic content.
“I started collecting a list of 200 movies,” he said. “So I had this list, I’ve been adding to it over time, and then after I launched VegMealDelivery a couple of months ago…I thought what is my next project going to be…I had to evaluate which of my ideas would help people the most.”
He decided to work on VegMovies, using the digital infrastructure he had already built for VegMealDelivery, meaning he was able to get the platform up and running in two just months.