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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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Google Movie 10/10. You have to watch.
19 November 2014 | by beee5-137-546322See all my reviews

This should be seen by everyone. By very taboo that this is, not only on the internet but as the people around us, why not for a long time something will change, for better or for worse but will change, and the choice will not pass through the big multi-nationals, but by the choices of each A documentary not lose without a doubt! Excellent movie you have to watch and get the knowledge. The planet's most destructive industry, Governments and environmental organizations strive to conceal from the public the real cause of climate change and global warming. Good Movie. 10/10. A documentary that everyone should see and reflect .... I'm honest, I'm not able to stop eating steak and burgers but I think one day, my children or my grandchildren (if you have them), will be forced to do without this luxury ... As this documentary explained so well, it's impossible to go on like this!?!

A real open eyes, which make me search for sustainable food or a vegetarian..

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15 September 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

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