Director's Statement

MEAT THE FUTURE is a natural extension of my previous work. Since the 1990s I have had the privilege of featuring resilient stories around the globe, shot within the context of war, climate change, poverty, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. MEAT THE FUTURE spotlights a convergence of issues and questions through an upbeat human story. This is a documentary that grapples with significant global challenges while looking forward to what is possible for humanity. Our film is not another doomsday survey that leaves audiences feeling overwhelmed with information overload. Instead, we zoom in on compelling people working overtime, risking everything to make a difference.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE, my previous documentary, is widely considered an accessible consciousness-raising impact documentary about a tough subject. It features animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur as she tackles the epic and global subject of sentient nonhuman animals used for food, fashion, research, and entertainment.  MEAT THE FUTURE takes off where I left off — focused on changemakers, and posing urgent questions for audiences to deeply consider. MEAT THE FUTURE combines a cinéma-verité lens with a thoughtful edgy cinematic tone, ushering the viewer into a fast paced world focused on innovation, and the not so distant future.