The Game Changers

Director: Louie Psihoyos

Producers: James Wilks, Joseph Pace

88 minutes

 
Louie Psihoyos is a man on a mission. After making documentaries that took on the Japanese dolphin fishing industry (Oscar-winning The Cove) and delving into the extinction crisis (Racing Extinction), his new effort, The Game Changers, looks at veganism. The film’s main character and narrator is James Wilks, a mixed martial artist who goes vegan to recover from an injury and then immerses himself in research to learn more about its effects. Other subjects who advocate for an entirely plant-based diet include a variety of super athletes, from ultra-runner Scott Jurek to Patrick Baboumian, who holds multiple world records as a professional Strongman. These remarkable humans maintain that their professional success is partly due to their diet — an assertion that’s backed up by a chorus of scientific voices. Like all three of Psihoyos’s films, The Game Changers is big, briskly-paced and most of all, deeply impactful

 

DIR: Louie Psihoyos
Director Bio: Louie Psihoyos was hired straight out of college to work for National Geographic, and shot images for the yellow-bordered magazine for the next 17 years, cementing his place as one of the world’s keenest social observers as he circled the globe on assignment. In recent years Psihoyos has leaned toward activist storytelling, devoting his life to creating films about dire threats human activity poses to the oceans. He won an Oscar for The Cove.

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Lou Smith
Tia Blanco
Dotsie Bausch
Griff Whalen

 

Crew:
SCR Joseph Pace
SCR Mark Monroe
ED Dan Swietlik
ED Stephanie Mechura
EP James Cameron