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The Invisible Vegan (2019)

The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness ... See full summary »
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Siatta Adams Siatta Adams ... Self
Sharon Brathwaite ... Self
Xavier Brown Xavier Brown ... Self
Genesis Butler Genesis Butler ... Self
Cedric the Entertainer ... Self
Robert Clark Robert Clark ... Self
Monique Cobb Monique Cobb ... Self
Rashad Farrow Rashad Farrow ... Self
Indira Fuller-Bey Indira Fuller-Bey ... Self
Breeze Harper Breeze Harper ... Self
Frantz Latten Frantz Latten ... Self
Jasmine Leyva Jasmine Leyva ... Self
Stic Man ... Self
Christopher-Sebastian McJetters Christopher-Sebastian McJetters ... Self
Tracye McQuirter Tracye McQuirter ... Self
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The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. Featuring interviews with luminaries such as Cedric the Entertainer (actor and comedian), John Salley (former NBA player and wellness advocate), and Clayton Gavin (aka Stic of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez), this documentary shows how intertwined histories of slavery, twentieth-century socioeconomic inequalities, and the rise of Big Food, have led to the increased consumption and dependence on meat, processed, junk, and fast food. Inspired by Ralph Ellison's 1952 firsthand account of alienation as an African-American in The Invisible Man, the title of this documentary evokes the ways in which prevailing attitudes and stereotypes about veganism within the African-American community have rendered the benefits of this lifestyle ... Written by Antawan Byrd

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Eye-opening documentary from the amazing Jasmine Leyva
13 April 2021 | by dksadamsSee all my reviews

Jasmine Leyva's film, "The Invisible Vegan," is visually and structurally appealing, educational, entertaining, and uplifting.

In this friendly, non-preachy film, Leyva puts to rest myths and misconceptions about the vegan diet, and answers the most-often asked questions (How do you get your protein?). In addition, she shares some benefits of a vegan diet that you may not have thought about-improved sex life, for instance. There are excerpts from interviews with health and medical experts, but we live in a world where celebrities hold greater sway than scientists, so Leyva wisely includes comments from Black celebrity vegans, including NBA star John Salley, Stic of Dead Prez, Cedric the Entertainer, Lezlie Love, and Nina Curtis.


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21 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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