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Root for Charles, John and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors inform them they can t get better, our intrepid trio tells the doctors to think again. Charles, John and Garnet decide to take on their diseases by drastically changing their diets. We all know making resolutions is easy; sticking to them is the hard part. With lighthearted animation, piercing expert interviews and a feisty attitude, CHOW DOWN is the moving story of the success you can achieve when you rewrite the recipe for a healthy life.
Julia Grayer (Director/Producer):
Julia has been making films for the past six years, including Conversations with Flower (2005), which screened at the Cape May NJ State Film Festival and on Cinequest Online. In 2004 Julia was the Assistant to the Producers on Pigdog Films' award-winning Nail Polish and worked with 9.14 Pictures, creators of the critically acclaimed documentaries Rock School (2005) and The Art of the Steal (2009).
Gage Johnston (Director/Producer/Director of Photography):
Gage has been producing and directing films for the past 10 years including Edward, Stella And The Machine, which screened at Euro Underground and Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, and Something's Happening To Robin Stark. Stark premiered during the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema and opened the Philadelphia Museum of Art films series in 2006. Gage is currently teaching writing and production at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. She has also worked on many local and national documentary films and commercials.
A hard look at the reality of life-changing transformation and the fortitude necessary to overcome tradition, beliefs and social programming. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ruby Rae
I found this film very informative and it kept my interest from beginning to end. Humor and science combined in one film. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. McNamara
It has been months since I have seen. I liked it quite a bit and have secured a copy for my library. All Americans need to learn a lot more about their food before it kills them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joe Seda
Chow Down was, for me, a great capitulation to Forks Over Knives, Engine 2 Kitchen, and Eat To Live. Read morePublished 8 months ago by The Saxophonist
I've come across three movies of this type that I think were better made.
Forks Over Knives
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2
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