"Ethicall" is a feature length documentary that will be made from many smaller videos, shot by you and other vegans around the world--a collaborative, global ethical film. The goals are to celebrate veganism and its place in history, raise awareness for the cause, and support the vegan curious population.
The word "vegan" was first coined on November 1st, 1944 in Yorkshire, England by Donald Watson (founder of the world's first vegan society, the British Vegan Society) alongside his wife Dorothy. Its history is not without controversies, but Mr Watson was a humble man whose legacy becomes more profound with the passage of time. November 1st, 2024, will mark the society's 80th anniversary, which is when "Ethicall" will be released. It will be submitted to eligible festivals and possibly streaming services, but it will not be monetised; potential earnings will be reinvested into film festivals.
The filmmaker, Francesco Bori, is seeking a mixed demographic from around the world. Since Mr Watson was committed to plant-based health as well as ethics, whole-food plant-based (health focused) and transitioning folks (who are serious about embracing a vegan lifestyle) are welcome to participate.
Answer as many of the questions listed below in a short video of 3-6 minutes. Please adhere to landscape format with a minimum resolution of1080p (most cameras and computers will do). No need to edit your videos or add music. All languages welcome. Note that you must sign a release form for your video to be included in the film.
- Who are you and where are you from?
- Are you vegan or transitioning?
- If applicable, how long have you been vegan? What made you become vegan? What was easy, what was/is hard? Share a short story with us about your journey and challenges/successes if you like
- What did you previously know about the origin/history of the word "vegan?"
- What did you previously know about the importance of November 1st? What are you doing to mark International Vegan Day?
- What is your message to the world of 2024, and the 80th anniversary of the first vegan society?
- What's your favourite thing about being vegan? What is your favourite food?
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Francesco, check out his Instagram @fb.seedvegan