FAT: A Documentary

Presented by FBOMB and Vinnie Tortorich
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FAT: A Documentary

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FAT: A Documentary exposes, with startling clarity, the true origins of the obesity epidemic that currently threatens the health of our nation. In 1970, just over 1.5 million people were diagnosed with diabetes in the United States. Now, in 2019, 100 million people, one-third of the country, is either diabetic or pre-diabetic, and almost half of the nation is morbidly obese. We live in an age obsessed with body image and health, where at every corner there is a gym, "health food" shop, or beauty spa. The internet, TV, and radio spew an unremitting stream of advertising, in which scantily clad, muscle-bound celebrities tout products and regimens purporting to help us "Lose that weight and get healthy!" Yet in spite of all this, we are just getting fatter and sicker. Vinnie Tortorich delves deep into this subject. He shines the spotlight on the murky history of the low-fat diet mindset and reveals how our government's recommendation for the Standard American Diet came to be. What we learn, to quote Gary Taubes, is that "We couldn't have gotten the science more wrong if we'd tried."

The idea for FAT: A Documentary was born of Vinnie’s outrage at the myriad lies spread by the food, drug, weight loss, and fitness industries. Vinnie knew that these lies, propagated in the forms of misinformation, junk food, fad diets, and worthless gimmicks, are actually the cause of the obesity epidemic and consequent ill health of our nation. He wants the truth to be made available to everyone before this crisis breaks us. Quite by chance, during one of Vinnie’s regular appearances on The Adam Carolla Show, he ran into film-maker Peter Pardini, director of the award-winning documentary, Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago. Peter, it turns out, had been a follower of Vinnie’s podcast and had successfully lost a fair bit of weight. Thus began the collaboration between Vinnie, Peter, and Serena Scott Thomas (producer) that brings FAT: A Documentary to the world. Financing for the film was raised entirely through crowd-funding on Indiegogo. Within a month, thousands of Vinnie’s listeners, who had revolutionized their own health using Vinnie’s NSNG® protocol (cutting out sugars and grains), had contributed to the project. The final amount raised far exceeded the campaign’s original goals. Production took place over 3 months beginning in July 2018, followed by post-production. A distribution agreement was signed with Gravitas Ventures in April 2019, and the film was released on July 30. FAT: A Documentary shot quickly to the top of the iTunes charts to rave reviews.

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