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Vegan Actor Joaquin Phoenix Stars In New Short Film About Climate Change

by | February 7, 2020

Vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix is the star of a new short film exploring the connection between animal agriculture and climate change.

The film — Guardians of Life — is just two minutes long, and is the first of a 12-part series designed to illustrate the urgency of the climate crisis.

“A Call To Action”

Phoenix — who often campaigns for animal rights and welfare — said he wanted to participate in the film to highlight the impact meat and dairy is having on the planet.

“It’s really a call to action. I did it to raise awareness about the meat and dairy industry’s effect on climate change,” said Phoenix.

“The fact is we are clear cutting and burning rainforests and seeing the negative effects of those actions worldwide. People don’t realize there’s still time, but only if we act now and make sweeping changes to our consumption.”

“We can’t wait for governments to solve these problems for us.”

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Vegan actor Rosario Dawson stars alongside Phoenix in the film (Photo: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com)

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Climate change group Extinction Rebellion teamed up with Amazon Watch — a non-profit organization working to protect the Amazon Rainforest — to produce the series.

The first film is directed by Shaun Monson, who also directed Earthlings — a hard-hitting documentary about animal suffering at factory farms.

Guardians of Life features a number of well-known vegan actors, including Rosario Dawson and Matthew Modine.

Have you seen the short film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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