Cowspiracy

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
A movie poster showing a cow with a sunset in the background
Movie Poster for Cowspiracy
Directed by Kip Andersen
Keegan Kuhn
Produced by Kip Andersen
Keegan Kuhn
Starring Kip Andersen
Howard Lyman
Richard Oppenlander
Michael Pollan
Michael Klaper
Will Tuttle
Will Potter
Cinematography Keegan Kuhn
Edited by Kip Andersen
Keegan Kuhn
Distributed by A.U.M. Films
First Spark Media
Release dates
  • June 26, 2014 (2014-06-26) (Los Angeles)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary film produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. The film explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue. Environmental organizations investigated in the film include Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Rainforest Action Network, and many more.[1][2][3][4]

The film was crowdfunded on IndieGoGo, with 1,449 contributors giving $117,092. This funding was 217% of their goal, and it allowed them to dub the film into Spanish and German and subtitle it into more than 10 other languages, including Chinese and Russian.[5][6] Screenings are licensed through the distributor as well as on Tugg.[7]

A new cut of the documentary, executive-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, premiered globally on Netflix on September 15, 2015.[8]

Featured individuals

Accolades

Cowspiracy won the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 South African Eco Film Festival,[9] as well as the Best Foreign Film Award at the 12th annual Festival de films de Portneuf sur l'environnement.[10] It was also nominated for Cinema Politica’s 2015 Audience Choice Award.[11]

See also

References

  1. Kanner, Ellen (August 4, 2014). "Meatless Monday -- 'Cowspiracy:' The One Thing No One Talks About". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 9, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Animal Agriculture: A Neglected Agent of Global Warming? The co-producers of the documentary film "Cowspiracy" discuss the environmental impact of Intensive animal farming - and why mainstream organizations have been silent about it. November 20, 2014, The Real News
  3. "Cowspiracy". Village. February 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Burgers Are Ending the World, Says Cowspiracy". SF Weekly. Jun 25, 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Cowspiracy IndieGoGo campaign page".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Alison Homewood. "Beware Cowspiracy – and the spread of the vegan virus -- New Internationalist". New Internationalist.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Cowspiracy page on Tugg".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Exclusive: Interview With Directors Of 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret' On Netflix, A Controversial New Documentary". Decider. August 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Cowspiracy Wins Audience Choice Award". The South African Eco Film Festival. April 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Le FFPE récompense les films gagnants de la 12e édition". Festival de films de Portneuf sur l'environnement. April 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Vote for the 2015 Audience Choice Award!". Cinema Politica. April 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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