5 Documentaries to Watch While Social Distancing

If you live on Earth, you too, have likely been impacted by coronavirus in some way, hopefully minimally. With the zoonotic virus SARS-CoV-2 keeping everyone isolated in their homes and socially distanced, many of us are finding ourselves with some extra time on our hands. And being that we’re in the midst of this global pandemic that originated from eating animals, now seems like as good a time as any to catch up on some of the best documentaries that cover several of the other key negative externalities of consuming animals.

  1. The Game Changers

The Game Changers is a 2018 documentary produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, among several other big names, that explores the common myth that athletes need meat to be strong. It explores the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet backed with science, without being preachy in any kind of way. This is definitely a great documentary for anyone interested in the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

Available on Netflix

2. Samsara

Filmmaker Ron Fricke creates a global travelogue with pictures and music, exploring the Himalayas, the American Southwest, European cathedrals, and other beautiful sites in Samsara. Samsara is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful films ever made that explores life and death and our connection to all life.

Available on Prime

3. What The Health

What The Health is a 2017 documentary by filmmaker Kip Andersen that uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want people to know about it.

Available on Netflix

4. Dominion


This 2018 documentary and animal agriculture exposé serves as an important reminder why the fight for animal rights must continue until every cage is empty. This film is hard to watch, but everyone who eats animals should know where their food comes from and the suffering they inflict with their dollar. Anyone will go vegan after seeing this.

Available on YouTube

5. Carnage

For some much needed comedic relief after Dominion, try watching this hysterical 2017 British mockumentary set in the year 2067, in a vegan future, where the older generation tries to cope with their guilt of having lived a carnivorous past and the young try to understand why.

Available online

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