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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

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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.


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


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Hamilton ... Self - Sierra Club, Deputy Executive Director
Kip Andersen ... Self - Film Co-Director
Al Gore ... Self - Former U.S. Vice President / Climate Change Activist (archive footage)
Heather Cooley ... Self - Pacific Institute, Water Program Co-Director
Manucher Alemi ... Self - CA Dept. Water Resources, Chief, Water Use and Efficiency Branch
Kamyar Guivetchi ... Self - CA Dept. Water Resources, Statewide Integrated Water Management
Richard Oppenlander ... Self - Environmental Researcher - Author, 'Food Choices and Sustainability (as Dr. Richard Oppenlander)
Kirk R. Smith ... Self - Professor of Global Environmental Health, University of California Berkeley
Demosthenes Maratos ... Self - The Sustainability Institute, at Molloy College
Will Tuttle ... Self - Environmental and Ethics Author (as Dr. Will Tuttle)
Michael Pollan ... Self - Best Selling Food Author, 'In Defense of Food'
Michael Besancon ... Self - Former Whole Foods Market Executive
Chad Nelsen ... Self - Surfrider Foundation, Environmental Director (as Dr. Chaed Nelsen)
Lisa Agabian ... Self - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Lauren Ornelas ... Self - Food Empowerment Project, Executive Director


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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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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Longest overdue film
28 September 2014 | by chel-147-830191See all my reviews

Kip's "life was simple, not a care in the world", until he saw a documentary on global warming and everything changed.

Not too happy about our planet's ghastly prognosis, he wanted to do his best to conserve our limited resources. He became an "O.C.E." - Obsessive Compulsive Environmentalist - and began recycling, composting, taking shorter showers, turning the faucet off while brushing his teeth, replacing inefficient light bulbs, turning lights off when leaving a room and riding his bike everywhere he went.

None of his efforts seemed to help much, instead, as years went by, things were getting worse. Kip then read an unprecedented United Nation's report and once again, everything changed... this time for good. The "sustainability secret" was unveiled and that's when this fun journey begins.

"Cowspiracy" is the longest overdue film; it is audacious, poignant and funny. Kip's interviews expose the selfish and shameless agenda behind some of the biggest "Environmental" Organizations in a way that both opens eyes and entertains.

Those who take pleasure in witnessing the unmasking of the powerful and negligent who only are moved by dollar signs will find "Cowspiracy" to be an aphrodisiac.

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