As part of its Earth Day 2022 programming, Amazon Prime will stream the new documentary Eating Our Way to Extinction beginning on Monday (April 18) and running to Friday, April 22, alongside the film’s simultaneous release in several other international regions with local-language versions.
Narrated and executive produced by Academy Award–winning actress Kate Winslet, the doc explores how the global food industry is hastening climate change through a host of unsustainable practices. Chief among these is cattle ranching, which accounts for 80% of the deforestation of the Amazon and is one of the primary sources of methane emissions, which contributes to the potentially catastrophic warming of the planet.
The documentary includes interviews with numerous senior scientists from around the world, as well as with Indigenous people who provide on-the-ground reports of the industrial despoliation of their traditional lands, and celebrity environmental advocates such as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, and author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
Vision Films is distributing the project, which is co-directed by Otto and Ludovic Brockway and produced by London-based Broxstar Productions. Ludovic Brockway also serves as a producer, along with Broxstar’s Kian Tavakkoli and Mark Galvin. Executive producers include Winslet, Branson, Magnus Hollo, Ivan Orlic of Seine Pictures, Lauren Mekhael, James Wilks, Joseph Pace and Susan Vitka.
Current confirmed territories for the doc’s international release include the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, Germany and Latin America, with further countries to be announced.