VegfestUK London 2017 will play host to an exclusive work-in-progress screening of an upcoming documentary The Invisible Vegan, on the Saturday October 21st 2017 at 4pm, in the Cinema of the event held at Olympia London. And the organisers are excited to welcome the film’s director Jasmine Leyva who will be in attendance at the event to introduce her excellent work before the film screening.
The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. Over the past three decades, coronary heart disease and diabetes have steadily grown as the leading causes of health problems in America, disproportionately impacting the African-American community in particular.
This documentary offers both historical and contemporary perspectives on the dietary trends among African-Americans, showing how intertwined histories of slavery, twentieth-century socioeconomic inequalities, and the rise of Big Food have led to the increased consumption and dependence of meat, processed junk, and fast food. Starring Jasmine Leyva, Cedric the Entertainer, John Salley, Stic of Dead Prez and Tracye McQuirter.
Watch the trailer here.
Q&A after the film screening
The film screening will be followed by a short Q&A session involving two of the star guests featured in the film, namely social justice advocate Christopher-Sebastian McJetters and physician Dr. Milton Mills.
Full schedule of the VegfestUK London 2017 cinema is here.
Special thanks to sponsors of film premiere
The screening is kindly sponsored by Buddha Beauty, Living Naturally Soapnuts, Zims Tribe and The Vegan Nigerian.
What to expect at VegfestUK London
The event will consist of up to 300 stalls, a Vegan Food Village with 23 global caterers, a Vegan Health Summit, a Vegan Athletes Summit, Easy Veganism sessions, an Animal Rights Summit, a Radical Veganism corner (Saturday only), an Environment, Food & Sustainability Summit (Sunday only), a Vegan Comedy Corner, a Cinema, an Activists Corner, Cookery Demos, a Living Raw Zone, a Teen Zone, a Mature Zone, a Kids Area, Live Music, an Art of Compassion Exhibition, plus VegfestUK’s Award Ceremony for 2017 celebrating the vegan heroes and heroines of the year.
The event is open from 11am – 6pm (SAT) and 10am – 5pm (SUN), occupying the West and Central Halls on Level 1 and the Conference Centre on Level 3 of Olympia London.
Advance tickets (day tickets) are £12 for adults and £8 for concessions plus booking fees – advance tickets are available to buy now at:
Meanwhile, please invite your local cafes, restaurants, pubs, hotels, schools and shops to attend VegfestUK Trade for free, by registering at www.trade.vegfest.co.uk/registration
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