On October 16, vegan documentary The Game Changers will be available for viewing on streaming service Netflix worldwide. Narrated by mixed martial arts champion and Special Forces trainer James Wilks, the film follows a diverse group of elite athletes that have thrived on a plant-based diet with the aim of dispelling the myth that consumption of animal products is key for athletic performance. The first cut of the film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year and the second edit includes additional footage and highlights game-changing athletes such as Olympic cyclist Dotsie Bausch, German strongman Patrik Baboumian, and a slew of NFL players, amongst others, alongside doctors who demonstrate the performance advantages of consuming a plant-based diet. For its second cut, the film added martial arts legend Jackie Chan, NBA player Chris Paul, tennis star Novak Djokovic, and world race car champion Lewis Hamilton to its impressive list of executive producers, which also include Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Louis Psihoyos—director of award-winning film The Cove. The Game Changers made its digital debut through iTunes on October 1 after screening at 1,000 theaters worldwide during a special one-day premiere on September 16.
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