Earlier this year, I wrote about the new documentary film, “PlantPure Nation,” which follows the efforts of Nelson Campbell to pass legislation through the Kentucky State Legislature to recognize the health benefits of a diet consisting primarily of fruits, vegetables and legumes.
Campbell is the son of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of “The China Study,” and a long-time advocate of the plant-based diet.
In the movie, Nelson Campbell plaintively asks, “Why haven’t we heard this before?”
The film debuted in the Bluffton area to a sold-out theater at Cinemark this past July. In fact, the Cinemark had to add a second theater at the last minute to handle the people wanting to attend.
Now, the documentary is coming back to the area to be shown in two locations the last week in October.
The most exciting news is that Dr. Campbell, who stars in the movie, and Nelson Campbell, who directed the movie and also appears with his father, are both coming here to be a part of the showings. Attendees will have an opportunity to see and possibly meet the Campbells.
The first showing will be Oct. 27 at Park Plaza Cinema on Hilton Head Island. There will be a special “meet and greet” reception at 6 p.m. with healthy food samples by local vendors, followed by the movie at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.MannsParkPlazaCinema.com. In addition to the patrons who are attending, there are a number of sponsors for the event. All sponsor proceeds will go to the PlantPure Nation Foundation for furthering the effort to help more people eat whole, plant-based foods.
The following night, Oct. 28, the Campbell duo will be at Magnolia Hall in Sun City. The agenda for that event will be similar, with a “meet and greet” beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a screening of the film.
Following the showing of the documentary, Dr. Campbell will speak, then he and his son will take questions from the audience. In lieu of ticket sales, donations are encouraged, with proceeds also going to PlantPure Nation Foundation.
PlantPure Nation is setting up a “pod,” or interest group, in our area, where people will be able to learn more about whole food, plant-based eating. At each event, there will be opportunities to join the local pod.
J Lanning Smith is a local freelance writer focused on the whole foods, plant-based lifestyle.