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

Ed Sheeran Buys Vegan Domino's Pizza for Dedicated Fans

The musician treated fans who camped out to see his concert in Brisbane, Australia to vegan pizzas from the chain, which recently added Follow Your Heart's vegan cheese to its menus.
Read More »

UK Doughnut Chain Opens an All-Vegan Outpost

The new plant-based location of doughnut shop Crosstown in London aims to make cruelty free doughnuts that rival the “real” thing.
Read More »

Zac Efron Thrives on a Purely Plant-Based Diet

The High School Musical actor reveals that ditching animal products has improved his metabolism, sleep, and exercise routine.
Read More »

Dr. Praeger's Debuts Vegan Protein Line

The health-food company is introducing two new burger patties, three types of chicken-free tenders, a meatless sausage, and supergreen nuggets.
Read More »

DKNY and Donna Karan Go Fur-Free

The brands join a growing number of fashion labels and designers that believe fur is outdated.
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 »