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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

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Kip Andersen (co-director), Keegan Kuhn (co-director)

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Kip Andersen (co-writer), Keegan Kuhn (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Lisa Agabian Lisa Agabian ... Herself (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)
Manucher Alemi Manucher Alemi ... Himself (Department of Water Resources)
Lindsey Allen Lindsey Allen ... Herself (Rainforest Action Network)
Kip Andersen Kip Andersen ... Himself (co-director)
Will Anderson Will Anderson ... Himself (Greenpeace)
Deniz Bolbol Deniz Bolbol ... Herself (American Wild Horse)
Heather Cooley Heather Cooley ... Herself (Pacific Institute)
Kamyar Guivetchi Kamyar Guivetchi ... Himself (Department of Water Resources)
Bruce Hamilton Bruce Hamilton ... Himself (Sierra Club)
Susan Hartland Susan Hartland ... Herself (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)
Michael Klaper Michael Klaper ... Himself (physician)
Howard Lyman Howard Lyman ... Himself
Demosthenes Maratos Demosthenes Maratos ... Himself (Sustainability Institute)
Chad Nelsen Chad Nelsen ... Himself (Surfrider Foundation)
Ann Notthoff Ann Notthoff ... Herself (Natural Resources Defense Council)
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The World's largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. Written by Anonymous

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English

Release Date:

15 September 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

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Cowspiracy See more »

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Co-director Kip Andersen became obsessed with (saving) the environment after seeing Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006), eventually leading up to this documentary. See more »

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Himself (Sierra Club): The world's climate scientists tell us that the highest safe level of emissions would be around 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. We are already at 400. They tell us that the sort of savest we could hope to do without having perilous implications - as far as drought, famine, human conflict major, species extinction - would be about 2°C increase in temperature. We're rapidly approaching that, and with all the CO2 that's already in the atmosphere we're easily going exceed that. So, ...
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Mediaspiricy
14 November 2014 | by gcostainSee all my reviews

I've been researching media coverage of the animal rights movement for the better part of five years now. This documentary is a real Barn-burner in its relentless focus on this one HUGE story. Every sentient journalist I've taught or met has puffed up their chests and argued they want a story like this one. But hundreds of billions are at stake so they not tackling it like the fearless Chris Hedges did in recent days. Many animal activists tell me I am pissing in the wind writing a critical analysis of corporate media's sparse coverage of these issues. My book, tentatively entitled "The Newsworthy Animal" is a case in point. My Kickstarter campaign has been ignored by animal activists, now acting like mainstream media in protecting their fund raising. Which makes this documentary even more vital. The so called democratic promise of crowd source funding is a very sad joke. But the book will be written and this documentary helps me fashion an even better through-line with its marvelously detailed story. Here's my Kickstarter video, do me a favor and show it to Gramma.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659229906/the-newsworthy-animal


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