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"Live and Let Live" screening! A new film on the vegan perspective!

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Santa Barbara Premiere!

w/ special guest: filmmaker Marc Pierschel (Germany!)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Santa Barbara Library ( Faulkner Gallery)

40 E Anapamu St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

6:30 pm


Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of plant-based diets and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to adopt a vegan lifestyle.

Food scandals, climate change, lifestyle diseases and ethical concerns move more and more people to reconsider eating animals and animal products. From butcher to vegan chef, from factory farmer to farm sanctuary owner – Live and Let Live tells the stories of six individuals who decided to stop consuming animal products for different reasons and shows the impact the decision has had on their lives.

Philosophers such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Gary Francione join scientists T. Colin Campbell and Jonathan Balcombe and many others to shed light on the ethical, health and environmental perspectives of veganism.

Through these stories, Live and Let Live showcases the evolution of veganism from its origins in London 1944 to one of the fastest growing lifestyles worldwide, with more and more people realizing what’s on their plates matters to animals, the environment and ultimately – themselves.


Marc Pierschel is a sociologist from Muenster, Germany. He's also the co-founder of ‘roots of compassion‘, the author of ‘Vegan! Vegane Lebensweise für alle‘, an introduction to veganism and ‘Vegan lecker lecker‘, a vegan cookbook with over 40,000 copies sold. Pierschel also co-directed ‘EDGE – perspectives on drug free culture‘, a documentary about the US Straight Edge subculture. He is the director of ‘Live and let live!

See the trailer: