A Documentary Review
I was at a vegan event a decade ago and a good friend asked me, “Where are all the black vegans?”
I honestly had not thought about it. It gave me pause. What a good question! I had to search for the answer. I really didn’t know black vegans. It was true; I didn’t know them.
The Invisible Vegan tries to show that veganism is the “truer” diet of the African-American people by establishing common ground between African-American roots and veganism.
Like many vegan films, it promotes dietary consciousness and animal rights. Unlike other vegan films, it uniquely answers a key question: Why should the African-American community, or any community for that matter, be subjugated to the morass of the animal exploitation industry?
The documentary gives a voice to a demographic that is not typically associated with veganism. There is a much better, and healthier choice, for all of us. The Invisible Vegan presents a compelling argument for veganism and demonstrates the ease of adopting a vegan diet.
This is a much-needed film. By raising awareness on these issues, the film brings us one step closer to healthy bodies and a healthy planet. In addition to being highly informative and enlightening, it also had several humorous moments.
I love documentaries like these. They help me take steps towards becoming a more-educated, conscious vegan every year. The Invisible Vegan led me to reflect on my own family. I asked myself the question, “How come my parents didn’t see it this way?” I reflected on how I could get more black people involved in the vegan movement.
I watched the film multiple times. It is a film that required me to take my time.
The film will help all people become more aware of what happens in the food industry and heighten their conscious awareness of the importance of a plant-based diet. This has become paramount, not just a choice, and more and more people are realizing that. People are waking up and veganism is the fastest growing movement in the United States, embracing people from all walks of life.
The Invisible Vegan is available to view for free with your Amazon Prime membership.
This review originally appeared in American Vegan magazine, published by American Vegan Society.