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Friday Film Club: Healthy Eating Documentaries

Friday, January 21 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

January is traditionally the time of year when people make grand resolutions to eat healthier. However, it can often be difficult to find the motivation to get started (especially with a cabinet full of sweets that you received as gifts). It can be equally as tricky to keep at it if you have resolved to make big changes. The Friday Film Club will be taking a look at two striking and memorable documentaries about healthy eating that may just help you stay the course (at least until the next batch of chocolate arrives around Valentine’s Day).

On Friday, January 21, at 4:00 pm, the Friday Film Club will meet on Zoom to discuss the films, Forks Over Knives (2011, 1 hr 36 min) and Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (2010, 1 hr 37 min). The films should be watched prior to the online discussion, and details for where the films can be streamed for free or low cost are below.

Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend the January 21 discussion.

This widely acclaimed documentary compares the Western diet with that of other countries, which have lower rates of cancer and heart disease. It challenges authorities who seem to be ignoring the link between meat and dairy consumption and disease in order to protect the status quo in the U.S. and touts the benefits of plant-based foods. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: https://youtu.be/O7ijukNzlUg

Forks Over Knives is available to watch for FREE on:
KANOPY (with your library card): https://www.kanopy.com/product/forks-over-knives

TUBI: https://tubitv.com/movies/557399/forks-over-knives

ON THE FORKS OVER KNIVES WEBSITE (they ask for your email to proceed): https://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/

And for a small fee on other streaming services like Amazon, YouTube, etc.

ALSO CHECK WITH YOUR LIBRARY. This was a very popular film, so it will likely be available to borrow on DVD.


Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: https://youtu.be/x9SGWcZwk7c

This movie is available to watch for FREE everywhere! Here are just some of the options:
KANOPY (with your library card): https://www.kanopy.com/product/fat-sick-and-nearly-dead

YOUTUBE (free with commercials): https://youtu.be/q1z5WjjVL5c

TUBI: https://tubitv.com/movies/15619/fat-sick-and-nearly-dead

AMAZON PRIME, and pretty much anywhere else you can stream movies. Also, check with your library.

The Friday Film Club meets monthly on third Fridays at 4:00 pm. New members are always welcome, and there is no obligation to participate every month.

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