The Invisible Vegan is een nieuwe documentaire die het probleem van een ongezond voedingspatroon bij de African-American gemeenschap in de VS behandelt, en de gezondheids- en welzijns mogelijkheden van een plantaardig vegan dieet en vegan levensstijl vooropstelt. 

De documentaire schetst de historische achtergrond van de diëtaire ongelijkheid, die geleid heeft tot het huidige ongezonde dieet bij African-Americans. De docu schets hoe een vegan dieet geen ‘white thing’ is, en het een oplossing kan bieden aan deze gezondheidsproblemen.

The Invisible Vegan is geproduceerd door Jasmine en Kenny Leyva, en in de documentaire komen diverse acteurs, academici, atleten, schrijvers en activisten aan het woord, die allemaal pleiten voor een gezond plantaardig dieet.

Enkele citaten uit de documentaire:

The government encouraging people to eat foods that it knew that would make them sick, because of the lobbying efforts of the industry. And that’s really reprehensable‘”

I initially identified veganism as a white thing, because I didn’t know my history. All I knew is that we turned scraps into soulfood and I thought that that was our own culinairy legacy

The leading causes of death in the African-American community are heart disease, cancer and stroke

Eating fresh, healthy crops, is a part of our legacy, and it’s a part that we should start embracing

Access to healthy foods in this country has become a privilege instead of a right, which it should be

Trailer, The Invisible Vegan:



Koop of huur The Invisible Vegan

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Poster with announcement of The Invisible Vegan

Poster The Invisible Vegan [ID: Green poster, drawing of black left hand holding orange carrot up in the air. Text: The Invisible Vegan. A Movement Toward a new Consciousness, on top in white letters. Names of people featured in bottom left.  A Kenny and Jasmine Leyva Film]

Tekst van de Vimeo site:

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.