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Forks Over Knives (2011)

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Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

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Lee Fulkerson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Fulkerson Lee Fulkerson ... Himself - Narrator
Matthew Lederman Matthew Lederman ... Himself - Doctor (as Matthew Ledderman M.D.)
Alona Pulde Alona Pulde ... Herself - Doctor (as Alona Pulde M.D.)
T. Colin Campbell T. Colin Campbell ... Himself - Doctor (as T. Colin Campbell Ph.D.)
Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. ... Himself - Doctor (as Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. M.D.)
Joey Aucoin Joey Aucoin ... Himself - Landscape Developer
John McDougall John McDougall ... Himself - Doctor (as John McDougall M.D.)
Connie Diekman Connie Diekman ... Herself - Director of University Nutrition, Washington University (as Connie Diekman MEd RD FADA)
Pam Popper Pam Popper ... Herself - Executive Director, The Wellness Forum (as Pam Popper N.D.)
Doug Lisle Doug Lisle ... Himself - Doctor (as Doug Lisle Ph.D.)
Terry Mason Terry Mason ... Himself - Chicago Commissioner of Health (as Terry Mason M.D.)
San'Dera Brantley-Nation San'Dera Brantley-Nation ... Herself - Diabetes Sufferer
Junshi Chen Junshi Chen ... Himself - Doctor & Scientist (as Junshi Chen Ph.D.)
Cammie Aucoin Cammie Aucoin ... Herself - Joey's Relative
Jason Aucoin Jason Aucoin ... Himself - Joey's Relative
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What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug and major medical operations have become routine. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously? FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces ... Written by Brian L. Wendel

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Warning - This movie could save your life!

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gabel statt Skalpell - Gesünder leben ohne Fleisch See more »

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Monica Beach Media See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Diane Sawyer: The average American now carries around 23 extra pounds.
Jim Hooker: Heart disease and stroke will claim the lives of 460,000 American women...
Ben Tracy: ...69 grams of fat - you could actually save 12 grams of the fat and half the calories if you simply ate an entire stick of butter.
Billl Sardi: We're talking about diabetes and hypertension, and bones diseases, osteoporosis...
Dr. Holly Phillips: Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in American men.
reporter: Doctors say we really need to eat less red and processed meat.
Billl Sardi: ...and ...
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A Case Could Be Made - Most Important Documentary Ever
27 July 2010 | by dhunsberSee all my reviews

I saw this film at a screening in Philadelphia on July 26th.

Most of us understand by now that the typical Western diet is not ideal. But this film explains that, in early clinical studies and scientific research, the overwhelming evidence points to some specific things we eat that are slowly killing us. It also explains that there is a way to eat that you will very likely live long and well. This movie is as simple as that, and as complex as that.

Traveling along with some of the pioneers in this field, you get to really see how obvious the approach they support is to them, and probably should be to us. You also get a "taste" of what this movement is up against. I get the sense that this film's point is to show the Dr.'s who were screaming: "Why isn't anyone listening to us?" and giving them a chance to say, "Hey everyone, here is what we have been saying for 20 years, and here is our clinical and scientific proof, now go ahead and tell us how we are wrong."

Most of all, it is very well done. I really enjoyed how well the stories intertwined, as well as some terrific graphics. Some of the personal stories, for me, were the most convincing.

Every once in a while, a documentary comes out that is just in the right place at the right time to become must see and force social change. I believe in 10 years, people will be talking about this film as the moment when America and Europe finally "Got It". I cannot imagine that this will not be an early favorite for an Oscar for Best Documentary.


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