Monday, June 7, 2010

In Pursuit of a Green Planet

I recently got an email from hip hop activist Keith Tucker about a documentary he's working on about the intersection of hip hop culture and green living.
"Pursuit of a Green Planet is a documentary film project that looks at the intersection of Hip Hop and the Green Movement through an exploration of food and health issues in poor and urban communities. The film focuses on Keith Tucker, a regular guy who will become a living experiment as he makes the radical transition from your average American diet and lifestyle to a truly green, organic vegan lifestyle. He will be our guide on a journey of discovery as we learn how our food today actually makes us sick, the role corporations play in determining what we consume, the history of chemicals in our food chain, how our everyday eating habits can become deadly and what we can do to combat these realities. This will be an amazing opportunity for health professionals to study, evaluate and gain knowledge of the human body, particularly when it pertains to eating the various foods in our common American diet.

Picking up where Super Size Me left off, the film will answer the questions: What happens if you go all the way Green? What does it mean to go Green? If I shouldnt eat most of the food I am used to what should I eat? Will it taste good? Will I feel like I am missing out on something by eating green? What happens if you ate nothing but organic food? What benefits are there to eating and living organically? Picking up where shows like The Biggest Loser and Workout leave off, the film will illustrate how, through green living, you can not only lose weight, but fine tune your body to be the highly efficient machine it was designed to be.

One of the main goals is to get youth involved and interested in food and health issues through Hip Hop activism. Hip Hop is a cultural force that youth around the world understand and identify with. In our film we are using Hip Hop and its top vegetarian and vegan icons to deliver our message.  "
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