I've told you before about my lovely August. Because of the Cosmopolitan Hour duo, I was able to attend Vida Vegan Con, which was wonderful. Tied to the conference was a pre-screening of a new vegan documentary film, Vegucated. And it too is wonderful. The multi-award-winning documentary follows three decidedly omnivorous New Yorkers as they give up their standard diet and do a six-week vegan challenge, learning more about benefits of veganism along the way. The documentary is nothing short of fantastic. It's funny, compelling, and accessible. It's not preachy or overstated or holier-than-thou. The director Marissa Miller Wolfson is in the movie throughout, coaching the three on shopping, teaching them about factory farming, visiting a farm animal sanctuary, and providing support. I loved it. Everyone else at the screening loved it. It keeps winning awards (most recently best documentary at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, so I think it's safe to say it's generally loved. If you haven't had the pleasure of watching it yet, and even if you have, you probably want it. Imagine the possibilities for outreach!
(Oh, and you definitely want the t-shirt, designed by Vaute Couture's Leanne Hilgart!)
One way to see it is to attend a screening; check the website or their Facebook page to check out whether the tour is coming to your neck of the woods. Another way to see it is to keep an eye on their online store, set to go live in December. Another way is to enter a giveaway for it right here! The lovely people behind Vegucated would like to provide one code for a free copy of Vegucated from their online store, available upon store launch next month! I'm excited. Are you excited? Of course you are.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post. Tell me who you would most like to vegucate, or tell me something you liked about the trailer above, or anything at all. This giveaway is open to US residents only, but others this month are open to everybody everywhere. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and posted tomorrow below tomorrow's giveaway. If you win a giveaway on this blog at some point this month, please be kind and don't enter further giveaways--I'd love as many people to win something as possible!
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The winner of yesterday's 30-Day Vegan Challenge is Kim! Congratulations to you! Please send your name and address to me at miso...@yahoo.com. (<---make sure to click on the . . . link for the rest of the email address. This is a spam avoidance thing.)