Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. Co-director and videographer Keegan Kuhn of Cowspiracy drops by to talk about how such a significant issue as animal agriculture and the impact is having on our lives can go virtually unreported and why many the most prominent environmental leaders and organizations can remain silent.
“A documentary that will rock and inspire the environmental movement.” – Darren Aronofsky, Director of “Noah” and “Black Swan”
“Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.” – Louie Psihoyos, Oscar-Winning Director of “The Cove”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★! A fresh take. Few films are brave enough to tackle a topic this controversial. – Examiner.com
[Andersen] pulls no punches and makes no apologies: ‘The future ofour planet is being destroyed by this industry.’ Hard to argue with the data. – The Huffington Post