Meat the Future
Meat the FutureDirected by Liz Marshall
Meat the Future ushers the viewer into a world vexed by the impacts of modern-day industrial animal agriculture and zeros in on a solutions-focused story. Revealing challenges and breakthroughs and posing a myriad of questions about the future, this 90-minute character-driven documentary explores the advent of real meat without the need to raise and slaughter animals. Meat the Future lifts the veil and journeys to the outer edges of innovation while exploring the personal and moral underpinnings that motivate leaders of a colossal market opportunity. If scientists can grow human tissue from stem cells for use in medical procedures, then why not a similar process to “brew” real pork, beef, and poultry? Meat the Future chronicles the potentially game-changing birth of a new industry referred to as “clean” “cell-based” and “cultured” meat – a term hotly debated as the industry approaches commercialization.
Liz Marshall is a Canadian documentary filmmaker. Since the 1990s she has directed and produced independent projects and been part of film and television teams, creating broadcast, theatrical, campaign and cross-platform productions shot around the globe. Liz's immersive feature length documentaries illuminate social justice and environmental themes through strong characters. She is known for the multi-award-winning THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE (2013) and WATER ON THE TABLE (2010). Liz is currently completing MIDIAN FARM, about a 1970s back-to-the-land social experiment she spent formative years at. Liz is in production of MEAT THE FUTURE, chronicling the birth of the “clean” “cell-based” meat industry, a story she has been following since 2016.