Published on Uspire on September 17th, 2020
Eye-opening documentary to show the link between food choice, health, poverty and systemic racism.
Forget a portion of fries with your burger, and get ready for a dollop of hip-hop instead.
And while you’re at it, you may want to switch that meat patty to a non-animal alternative.
While music and veganism may sound like an unusual marriage, thanks to US-based influencer John Lewis, he is uniting them in a new documentary to talk about the links between food choice, health, poverty and systemic racism.
John, known as The Badass Vegan, is taking centre stage to narrate They’re Trying To Kill Us while also calling on a host of rap stars – including Mýa, Ne-Yo, Professor Griff and Styles P – to quiz them on food injustice, race, Big Pharma and factory farming.
Promoting the film on a recent podcast episode of Factual America, John explained how he grew up as an overweight kid in the violence of Ferguson, Missouri, before weighing in at 23st at a very young age as a consequence of eating processed foods.