From The Ground Up + Q&A with the Director
What makes up the meat of an athlete? In the feature documentary From the Ground Up, former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within - this time, as a vegan. As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and the far-reaching impacts of food choices. The documentary will address the current protein obsession and prove that protein isn't something vegans are lacking or need to worry about.
Free vegan snacks will be provided and following the documentary, there will be a Q&A with the director, Santino Panico.
This is a joint event between the National Vegetarian Museum and ChicagoVeg.