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Forks Over Knives

What if one simple change could save you from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease? Take a deep dive into the film that has influenced millions around the world.

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Film Synopsis

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the chronic diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. On separate paths, their discoveries and groundbreaking research led them to the same startling conclusion: Chronic diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes can almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet.

The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. The film follows everyday Americans with chronic conditions as they seek to reduce their dependence on medications and learn to use a whole-food, plant-based diet to regain control over their health and their lives.

Celebrity Talk

Alicia Silverstone, Actress

“I have dreamed about a film like this to exist for a long time … I truly feel that this film is SO good.”

Amy Smart, Actress

“Forks Over Knives, wow, lives up to its reputation, so inspiring and life changing!!”

Arian Foster, Football Player

“Forks Over Knives truly changed my life, and it also changed my entire perspective on eating habits.”

Ariana Grande, Singer/Songwriter

“Forks Over Knives is one of the most eye opening, enlightening films I’ve ever seen.”

Bill Maher, T.V. Personality

“A terrific film.”

Bob Harper, Fitness Trainer / T.V. Personality

“A documentary called Forks Over Knives was made recently and is so powerful.”

Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancer / Actress

“We saw that amazing documentary Forks Over Knives and that cleared everything up for us. Every Sunday we’re going to the farmers market now, getting our fresh fruits and veggies. It’s just two weeks, but we feel much better.”

Craig Ferguson, Comedian

“I watched a documentary, [Forks Over Knives]. And I was like ‘oh my goodness!’ So I’ve gone meat free.”

Daisy Fuentes, T.V. Personality

“I was particularly inspired by the Forks Over Knives, which suggests that food could be used as medicine for major diseases.”

Danny DeVito, Actor

“Saw ‘fork over knife’ today good doc.”
“See the movie ‘Fork over Knife’ it’s a trip.”

Dax Shepard, Actor

“Forks Over Knives changed my life.”

Dr. Oz, T.V. Personality

“I saw it, I loved it, and I need all of you to see it too. This could be the Hail Mary of medicine.”

Eliza Dushku, Actress

“We watched Forks Over Knives and are going for a plant-based diet–that doc is astounding!”

Emmy Rossum, Actress

“Interesting film about the correlation between food and disease. Watch it.”

Evan Rachel Wood, Actress

“Do yourself a favour. Watch Forks Over Knives. It sticks with you. Phew!”

James Cameron, Film Director

“I watched that film Forks Over Knives. I went into the kitchen, I took everything out of the kitchen that was not a plant – and for 5½ months I’ve eaten only plants.”

Jason Mraz, Singer/Songwriter

“For those curious or concerned about a plant-based diet, check out the film Forks Over Knives. It’s a life changer.”

John “Bloodclot” Joseph, Punk Rocker

“I’ve never seen a documentary have a greater impact on people’s eating habits. I know and hear about people all the time who change their diets after just a single viewing.”

Josh Duhamel, Actor

“Eye opening. Everyone should see it.”

Joy Browne, PhD, Psychologist / Radio Personality

“I highly recommend it. It was very eye-opening.”

Kat Von D, T.V. Personality

“I highly recommend watching the documentary Forks Over Knives. Wow.”

Kathy Freston, Author

“Forks Over Knives is truly a game-changer in the area of food and health.”

Katy Perry, Singer/Songwriter

“Me and the Mr. just watched Forks Over Knives. It’s a pretty cool doc for anyone interested.”

Kellie Pickler, Musician & T.V. Personality

“Watching Forks Over Knives….have y’all seen this? I will forever continue being a vegetarian.”

Kristen Bell, Actress

“Forks Over Knives outlines an extremely compelling approach to the prevention of heart disease and cancer.”

Michael Baisden, Radio Personality

“Forks Over Knives broke it down in such a way that it really changed the way I ate. This documentary can not only help your health, it can save your life.”

Moby, Musician

“I highly encourage you to see it, as it’s an amazing movie about the health consequences of eating animals.”

Nick Carter, Musician

“Two documentaries I think you should watch: Food Inc. and Forks Over Knives. Just don’t say I told you, could get in trouble by higher powers.”

Olivia Wilde, Actress

“Watching Forks Over Knives and remembering why veganism is pretty damn health-savvy.”

Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host

“Forks Over Knives is a provocative documentary that explores the idea of using food as medicine.”

Ozzy Osbourne, Rock Musician

“My assistant showed me a video called Forks and Knives or something, about cutting out meat and dairy products, so I thought, ‘I’ll give this a shot!’”

Robin Quivers, Radio Personality

“For those who need a scientific approach to determining whether the nutritional information you’re getting is valid, there’s Forks Over Knives.”

Roger Ebert, Film Critic

“Here is a film that can save your life. I am convinced this message is true. A plant-based whole foods diet is healthy. Animal protein is not necessary.”

Russel Brand, Actor

“I’m now vegan, goodbye eggs, hello Ellen.”

Russell Simmons, Music Producer

“Excellent documentary … It unflinchingly describes the incredible damage the meat and dairy industries are doing to both our bodies and our world.”

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Sanjay Gupta, MD, Medical Correspondent

“It’s a great film!”

Shay Mitchell, Actress/Model

“Finally watching the documentary, Forks Over Knives. I highly recommend it.”

Steve Nash, Basketball Player

“If you know anyone with cancer, diabetes, hypertension or obesity watch Forks Over Knives. Be a part of this healthy movement.”

Steve Wynn, Casino Owner

“Forks Over Knives should have a profound impact on future generations and their dietary choices.”

Host a Screening

The film that’s changing the way America eats is available for community screenings.

Whether you’re a health practitioner, coach, chef, author, lecturer, teacher, or just have an interest in food and health, Forks Over Knives is a powerful way to share science-backed information that can save lives.

To book a screening, contact Greg Walz of Swank Motion Pictures: greg.walz@swankmotionpictures.com

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