New feature-length documentary Hungry for Justice is currently in production and will include appearances by iconic hip-hop artists who promote a plant-based diet as a tool to fight food injustice. The film is being developed by longtime vegan John Lewis—the activist behind media brand Bad Ass Vegan and VeganSmart plant-based protein products—in collaboration with What the Health and Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn. Hungry for Justice will highlight themes related to food deserts, links between poor nutrition and the pharmaceutical industry, and environmental racism through the lens of hip-hop culture. “Considering that hip-hop is the number one music genre in the world, it is only right that its platform is used for what it was originally formed for … to help the people,” Lewis told VegNews. “With so many people following hip-hop and its stars, it is only right to show them there is more than meets the eye. Many of these artists are not just socially aware but they are also aware when it comes to choices of the foods they eat.” In addition to interviews with legendary artists such as Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, and Stic, the film will feature doctors, activists, and professional athletes. A release date for the film has yet to be announced.
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