Cowspiracy Filmmakers Surpass Fundraising Goal for New Documentary!
In what is being called “a combination of Cowspiracy meets Folks Over Knives on steroids”, filmmaking duo Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn have wildly surpassed their fundraising campaign for their upcoming documentary, What the Health.
In 2014, Andersen and Kuhn released Cowspiracy, which focused on the negative impact that animal agriculture continues to have on the planet–and featured interviews with well-known environmental organizations regarding their silence on the matter. The filmmakers were recently guests on The Joe Rogan Experience.
Now they are expanding their focus and their new documentary, What the Health, will follow Andersen as he “uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research.” The duo will also tackle the issue of why preventative medicine, as well as plant-focused diets, are often discredited.
According to their website, what sets this film apart is that it will expose how this industry is connected to so many others–including pharmaceutical, medical, as well as health organizations and the government. In the promotional video for the fundraising campaign, Kuhn stated:
“When we started to explore, we looked at some of the leading health organizations to see what they had to say about this. We were shocked to find that not only did they not discourage people to eat animal products, they actually encouraged it. We’re putting ourselves at great personal risks by speaking about this. Activists in the United States have been persecuted, followed, wiretapped and even imprisoned for speaking out.”
Despite the difficulties involved, raising funds has gone incredibly smoothly for the pair. In just one month, they have surpassed their initial $54,000 goal, and are now at $139,481! They have accordingly modified their goal to $164,000, stating that the funds will also go towards offering subtitles of the film in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Japanese, and more, as well as dubbing it into Mandarin, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and having it qualify for the Academy Awards.
To watch the trailer for the documentary or to donate to the campaign (it will be live for 19 more days), visit their Indiegogo link right here!
UPDATE: The fundraising campaign raised a total of $273,428, and on March 17 the documentary will be streamed online for four days! It will also be screened on March 7 in New York City, March 8 in Los Angeles, and March 9 in San Francisco.
Photo Credit: www.myveganjournal.com