New York, New York – What the Health, a new feature-length documentary that uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases — and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. The powerful documentary premiered in New York City on March 7.
WAN talks with co-producer Kip Andersen on how it all got started.
What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy, executive produced for Netflix by Leonardo DiCaprio. With heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, What the Health reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time.
With the help of medical doctors, researchers, and consumer advocates, What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars — and keeping us sick.
Intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen tracks down the leading and most trusted American health nonprofits to find out why these groups are staying silent, despite a growing body of evidence. Audiences will be shocked to learn the insidious roles played by pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness, and processed animal food companies in the nation’s health, especially in the most vulnerable communities, and will cheer at the transformation and recovery of those who took their health into their own hands.
“Like a lot of Americans, I have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, so it was important to me to learn more,” said Andersen, who co-directed the film with Keegan Kuhn. “I hope What the Health is an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.”
Surprising and at times hilarious, the documentary features the insights of urgent care physician Dr. Milton Mills; bariatric medicine specialist Dr. Garth Davis (Big Medicine); Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; physician and bestselling author Dr. Michael Greger (How Not to Die); NYU School of Medicine professor Dr. Michelle McMacken; public health attorney Michele Simon (Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back), and many more.
On March 16th, the film will premiere online! For 4 days, 50% of all sales will be donated to feed people in need with healthy plant-based food, thanks to their amazing partner Food Not Bombs.