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PGA West Green Committee Screening + Q&A: FORKS OVER KNIVES
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When: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:30 PM
Where: Los Angeles Center Studios - Beaudry Theater
450 South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, California  90017
United States
Contact: Kyle Katz

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PGA (West) Green Committee

In Conjunction with

Los Angeles Center Studios

Present a Screening of


Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:30pm

Los Angeles Center Studios - Beaudry Theater
450 South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Enter at the Bixel Gate and park in the parking structure

PLEASE NOTE: A Q&A with Producer John Corry and Writer/Producer Lee Fulkerson has been added to this event.  The Q&A will begin immediately following the screening.

Produced by: John Corry

Written/Directed by: Lee Fulkerson

Featuring: T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. M.D.

Running Time: 96 minutes / Rated PG

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug and major medical operations have become routine. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive yet so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called "diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic.

Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies, one of which took place in China and is considered among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. Their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented-and in many cases reversed-by adopting whole foods, plant-based. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public.

In addition, cameras follow "reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whoe foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments-while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.

The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.