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Food documentary Planeat marks UK premiere with House of Commons screening

The documentary film Planeat will premiere in the UK on 15 May and its directors have already been invited to screen the film at the House of Commons.

Posted : 20 April 2011

The story of a search for a diet that is good for our health, environment and planet, the film puts the case for a thorough re-examination of the west’s love affair with meat.

As well as interviews with doctors and scientists, a host of innovative chefs and farmers show how some of the problems we face associated with our current way of feeding ourselves can be solved.

Planeat will be shown at 7pm on 16 May in the Thatcher Room at the House of Commons, followed by a short panel discussion. The invite to the seat of government was extended by Willie Bain, shadow minister for environment, food and rural affairs, who attended a private screening at London’s Somerset House in March.

The film is also currently being shown in more than 70 cinemas across the US, supported by Whole Foods Market. More than 400 people attended its US premiere at the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival.

Similar excitement is expected at the film’s UK premiere as part of the opening weekend of the London International Documentary Film Festival at the Barbican Centre. A Q&A session will follow with the film’s directors.

Tickets for UK screenings in other UK cities will take place under the aegis of the UK Green Film Festival and will be available from the Planeat website. The film will then be shown at screenings around the UK.

Sunday 15 May, Barbican, London
Friday 20 May, Shortwave, Bermondsey Square, London
Friday 20 May, Phoenix Square, Leicester
Saturday 21 May, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Saturday 21 May, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow
Saturday 21 May, Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

Watch the Planeat trailer

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