Now Playing March 3 | VeganFlix
Why would an 11-year-old boy go vegan? Or a comedian? How can you change the world through diet, and why do our food choices matter? Find out the answers to all these questions and more with what’s playing this week on VeganFlix.
Watch this video to learn why this 14-year-old boy went vegan at the age of 11.
Kevin is a 14-year-old vegan that went vegan at the age of 11 years old! He was born in Bahrain (a small country in Asia, near Qatar) into a non-vegan family. Since he went vegan 3 years ago, a lot has changed. After 2 years of being vegan, his family finally realized it wasn’t a phase, and they went vegan too! So did his sister. In this video, Kevin explains exactly what made him go vegan at 11 and how he found out about veganism in the first place. His story is very inspiring, and Kevin is seeing changes happen all around him. In this video, he even said that a vegan restaurant is opening up in Bahrain! Kevin said: “Veganism gave me a purpose like nothing ever has and now I want to devote my life to giving back and doing what’s right.”
Want to learn how to change the world? Listen to this inspiring interview with Russell Simmons.
Russell Simmons is an American business magnate. He is the Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, and he cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam. He also created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris. In this 44 minute interview, Simmons covers 16 different topics, including healthy eating, meditation, poisoning the planet, money, history and culture on eating meat, and much more. If you want to learn more about Simmons and his vegan lifestyle, he wrote a book called: The Happy Vegan- A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life.
Listen to comedian Myq Kaplan talk about why he is vegan in this amusing video.
Myq Kaplan is a famous comedian (Myq is pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and more. He has many comedy albums and podcasts. In this short video that he made for the Toronto Vegetarian Association, Kaplan humorously explains the reason why he is vegan. He ended this comical video with his quote: “Be a thing that you are that’s better than the thing you already are…”
Lauren Ornelas discusses the power of our food choices at TEDxGoldenGatePark.
This is a very passionate and inspiring speech from Lauren Ornelas. She became a vegan in high school, where she started her first animal-rights group. Most of Lauren’s time is dedicated to social justice. She is the founder of Vvia! USA which is a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. She has performed and recorded many factory farm investigations and interviews. Lauren is extremely passionate about both human and animal rights, which is why she founded the Food Empowerment Project in 2007. It is an all-volunteer non-profit that encourages people to make ethical food choices. It spotlights “the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of our natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, the lack of access to healthy foods in low-income areas, and the exploitation of children and other workers in the production of chocolate.” This 8 minute video will leave you inspired and ready to make some dietary changes in your life.