News

Natalie Portman-Narrated Eating Animals Film Debuts

Jonathan Safran Foer's acclaimed book is now a feature-length film thanks to vegan actress Natalie Portman.

New vegan-leaning documentary Eating Animals—which was produced and narrated by vegan actress Natalie Portman—debuted at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado last weekend. Portman was inspired to adopt a vegan diet after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals and contacted the author to create a documentary based on his book. The film follows the book’s premise of exposing animal abuse inherent in factory farming but adds visual elements that Foer said help to further expose the truth behind animal agriculture. “I was kind of actually really thrilled about all the ways it departed from the book,” Foer told media outlet Deadline. “It covered a lot of things I wish I had known about when I wrote it. Also, a moving image can capture somebody’s heart in a way that is different, not better or worse, than the way that a book can.” A vegan reception was held for the film’s first screening, which received a standing ovation. Later this month, the Environmental Media Association will honor Portman with an Ongoing Commitment Award for her work on the documentary.

More News

All-Vegan Next Level Burger Expands to CA Whole Foods

Following its Seattle expansion, the Oregon-based vegan burger chain will open in California next month.
Read More »

Horrific Abuse Uncovered at Family Dairy Farm

An undercover investigation found calves living in filthy sheds with deceased others and dairy cows severely neglected at a family-owned dairy farm in Florida.
Read More »

New York Magazine Creates Vegan Encyclopedia

The publication compiled an A to V encyclopedia of everything vegan.
Read More »

Vegan Feast to Benefit Earthquake Relief in Mexico

This Thanksgiving, Los Angeles vegan eatery Gracias Madre is raising money to help rebuild destroyed homes in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Read More »

100-Vendor Vegan Market Opens in Australia

The largest of its kind Down Under, Sydney Vegan Market features the best of plant-based food, cruelty-free beauty, and ethical fashion.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »