Full Trailer for 'The Game Changers' Doc About Vegan Bodybuilders

June 30, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Game Changers Documentary

"This is going to wake a lot of people up." A trailer has arrived for the documentary The Game Changers, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. The film is about athletes and body-builders who have switched to a plant-based diet (basically vegan, but that word can scare people away so they don't like to use it). Not only does it challenge the belief that you must eat meat to be strong, but it uses science and actual evidence to show that plant-based diets can lead to better health and better performance overall. "The Game Changers will introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes. Each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live." The film is executive produced by James Cameron, and features Arnold Schwarzenegger talking about his experiences, along with many other athletes, celebrities, body-builders, doctors, and strength champions. Maybe this will convince a few more people to stop eating meat and switch over to the plant-based lifestyle.

Here's the new official trailer (+ poster) for Louie Psihoyos' doc The Game Changers, from YouTube:

The Game Changers Doc Poster

Directed by Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by James Cameron the film follows the story of James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter —as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Featuring some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet, The Game Changers documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population. The Game Changers is directed by American doc filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, director of the doc films The Cove and Racing Extinction previously. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. Fathom Events will show The Game Changers doc at a one-night-only event on September 16th, 2019 this fall, before the film is available on VOD after that. Who's interested?

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Why all the american superlatives and bombastic "new reveals"? Have the Brits do the trailer for this, I would much rather like that one...

Joe Kundlak on Jun 30, 2019


Huh? What do you mean? Not sure I even understand what you're saying here.

Alex Billington on Jun 30, 2019


Say what?????...your post doesn't make sense.

thespiritbo on Jun 30, 2019


Did not find the right words to express myself it seems... I do not like the amreican way of "awesome this" and "extraordinary that" marketing, making this documentary look like "the next sliced bread". Is'all.

Joe Kundlak on Jul 1, 2019


...well that's better. I agree with you as all marketing out of America is everything it awesome and extraordinary...same kind of silly pretense comes out of the WH these days too.

thespiritbo on Jul 1, 2019


I'm more about the balance, to be honest ...

shiboleth on Jun 30, 2019


If Marvel were like Gibson guitars, they would probably sue the film-makers for that poster!

kitano0 on Jun 30, 2019

8 liked that 'strong as an ox' thing that we've all heard all our lives and the dude's question 'have you ever seen an ox eat meat'?...that's pretty good. Now, having said that...this looks like an interesting documentary film and I like doc films. I, however, have no interest in the vegan diet or doing any of things these people in the film are doing...thank you very much. Plus...who'd a thought it? Vegan bodybuilders and the

thespiritbo on Jun 30, 2019


That ox analogy kinda makes sense but I'm not really interested into turning completely vegan. it's all about balancing your nutrition.

rbennet27 on Jun 30, 2019


Right, like I said, when our early hominid ancestors starting consuming meat that allowed brain growth to develop into what we have today, but at the same time they *still* consumed plant-matter, as well.

Mark Brackney on Jul 7, 2019


"Have you ever seen an ox eating meat?" Please. // As long as they don't make blanket statements like this is the ONLY way to be a great athlete it's fine.

DAVIDPD on Jul 1, 2019


Gladiators didn't eat only plants. The diet was primarily vegetarian, with the nickname of Barley-eaters, but still included meat.

Lewis on Jul 2, 2019


All evidence and research and information points to your statement here being mostly wrong. Maybe they had a little bit of meat, but still "mostly vegetarian" - which is the point. Sources:

Alex Billington on Jul 2, 2019


Total agree - not disputing that. The expert said predominantly vegetarian (0:40), the talk over guy said "only plants" (0:44). That is what I dispute as he is altering the facts and so my statement is correct. That nickname is true as well. Did it mention the calcium supplements? Mixture of charred plants or bone ash... I'm not a red meat eater, for the benefit of the climate change we should all be looking at poultry or pork, both of which have less of an environmental impact in production.

Lewis on Jul 2, 2019


Not sure if there are any hardcore creationists following this page, but at the same time it is said that consuming meat about 2.5 million years ago was what made us fundamentally "human" in the first place. When our australopithicine ancestors started consuming animal protein back then, that calorie-rich addition to their diet spurred brain growth, thus kickstarting both thought and, eventually, speech patterns millions of years down our evolutionary line. Of course it's also said that due to our evolutionary-advancement we don't necessarily need animal protein, anymore, however, the fact is without meat we wouldn't be the way we all are, right now.

Mark Brackney on Jul 6, 2019


And maybe that was wrong... And maybe now it's time to recognize how a plant diet can be just as healthy and strong as a meat diet.

Alex Billington on Jul 7, 2019


Not trying to get into a debate or anything, but at the same time I did think it was interesting. As long as there is nutritional value to a plant-based diet, I’m game (no pun intended), but at the same time I think I speak for everyone here that the hardcore vegans are the ones that really turn-off folks from even remotely thinking about a vegetarian diet (and if you call yourself one, too, I’m sorry, but I’m not going to apologize), overall. Again, I’ll be more than interested to try it, but if you (sometimes quite literally) shove it down my throat all the time, then that’s a “no” from me, pal.

Mark Brackney on Jul 7, 2019

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