Director's Statement

Meat the Future
is a natural extension of Liz Marshall’s previous work.

Since the 1990s, I have had the privilege of featuring resilient stories around the globe, following strong characters within the context of war, climate change, corporate industrialized globalization, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The Ghosts In Our Machine, my previous feature documentary released in 2013 on all continents, is widely considered an influential consciousness-raising film about one of the toughest subjects imaginable. It features animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur as she tackles the subject of sentient nonhuman animals used for food, fashion, research, and entertainment. Meat the Future takes off where I left off: focused on change-makers working overtime, introducing groundbreaking ideas to the world.

I have secured exclusive feature-length access to the leaders of the clean meat movement in America. I was in preliminary communication with Bruce Friedrich as he launched The Good Food Institute, and was on the ground with cameras just after Memphis Meats moved into its warehouse location in the San Francisco Bay area in April 2016.

Liz Marshall