Meat the Future

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Climate Change
Women Directors
Health & Wellness
Filmmaker Intro
Release Year:2020
Runtime:90 min
Print Source:MetFilm Sales
Director:Liz Marshall
Executive Producer:Janice Dawe
Chris Hegedus
Producer:Liz Marshall
Cinematographer:John Price
Screenwriter:Liz Marshall
Editor:Caroline Christie
Roland Schlimme
Composer:Igor Correia


How to Watch

Includes Introduction by Director/Producer Liz Marshall.

By 2050, the worldwide demand for meat is expected to double. Faced with the dual challenges of international meat producers not being able to meet demand and the destructive environmental impact of harvesting animals, former Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Uma Valeti thinks he has the answer.

This is the story of “cell-based” meat, also known as “cultivated” or “clean” meat, the process of growing animal cells in a controlled environment, and potentially a revolution in food production. Director Liz Marshall follows cardiologist-turned-entrepreneur Dr. Uma Valeti, the co-founder and CEO of Memphis Meats, which is one of the leading producers of cell-based meat, as he spreads the gospel of this type of meat, its sustainability, and, of course, its taste. Set aside your preconceptions, Meat the Future may make you yearn for a laboratory grown chicken nugget in the near future. “Liz Marshall's smooth, accessible documentary may change some minds as it unpacks the specifics of the slaughter-free "clean meat" movement.” --Guy Lodge, Variety

Director Biography

Liz Marshall Born in Toronto, Liz Marshall studied film, video and photography in the Media Arts program at Ryerson University. She is the director or co-director of the feature length documentaries Musicians in the WarZone (2001), Inside Your Threads (2004), Water on the Table (2010), The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013), and Midian Farm (2018).