Top New Releases On FMTV 2015
2015 is coming to end and it’s time to reflect on how great the year was! The FMTV content catalogue is overflowing with new titles, recipes, expert interview and yoga guides we can barely keep up. We hope that you have jumped online this year, joined FMTV and followed us along as we filled our film library with the most inspiring, motivating and captivating films that push the boundaries of what is possible!
At Food Matters, it's our mission to help share this lifesaving message of health with more people, by filling homes with knowledge and encouraging more people to take control of their health and wellness. We’ve picked a diverse selection films and compiled them in one single place for your convenience, where you can kick your feet up grab your kale chips and enjoy all your favorite documentaries in the comfort of your home.
In no particular order, here are the top new releases on FMTV this year:
Origins takes us a journey through the biological roots of where we have come from and where we have gone. Using fire as a metaphor for technology, the film looks at the advances of our civilization and how the recklessness of unchecked technology is now choking out the environment and poisoning our bodies.
2. Food Stamped
Food Stamped follows nutritionist Shira Potash and her documentary filmmaker husband Yoav as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures, they consult with Members of Congress, food justice advocates, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America's broken food system.
3. Overfed & Undernourished
Overfed & Undernourished examines a global epidemic and our modern lifestyles through one boy’s inspiring and personal journey to regain his health from the inside out. After heartache, Liam Gollé weighing in at over 176lbs turns to his Aunty & Uncle for help and embarks on a journey that promises to transform his life forever.
Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the planet's fate may fall on their plates.
5. Lunch Hour
Lunch Hour examines America’s National School Lunch Program which exposes children to unhealthy, but culturally accepted foods at a young age.Is this the root of the childhood obesity crisis? What is causing us to lust for these unhealthy foods? Have we unconsciously decided to ignore this situation and accept an unhealthy diet as the social norm?
6. Open Sesame
One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink…but given far less attention.
7. American Addict
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman…famous names that share a common tragedy. America has 5% of the world's population and yet consumes 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics. American Addict reveals the connections between government regulators, big pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and the media. Together, they reinforce treatment through prescribed medication.
8. Powered By Green Smoothies
In the summer of 2013 Sergei Boutenko put 10 endurance athletes (five ultra-runners and five CrossFitters) on green smoothies and followed them around with his camera to find out the answer to this question.You'll be astonished at the results that begin to emerge. From a decrease in injuries to feeling supercharged to run for hours on end, there might be a bit more to smoothies than just tasting delicious.
9. The Organic Life
The Organic Life is a yearlong chronicle of life on the farm. The film shows not only who grows your food, but also how it is grown. We’ve all seen the end product at farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and restaurants; however, rarely do we think about what actually transpires in the 200-some days it takes your local farmer to produce that heirloom tomato.
10. Heal Your Self
Heal Your Self speaks to some of the greatest authorities on health today. They speak directly to the viewer, breaking down the major steps that affect your health. Topics include food and nutrition, emotional and environmental stresses, the power of the mind, self-education, meditation, love - plus, practical steps you can take to start to restore your health.