Writer-director team and avid health advocates Keegan Kuhn and John Lewis make their Tribeca debut with their incisive exploration into the insidious relationship between structural racism and chronic disease. Co-director John Lewis crosses the country as he explores food injustice and the ways in which Black Americans, Native Americans, and other communities of color are exceedingly impacted by the lived intersections of race, class, disability, and civic irresponsibility.
Eschewing the glaringly color-blind format of many other documentaries interested in advocating for plant-based living, They’re Trying to Kill Us utilizes its specificity as an act of community care and offers up a new vision of what veganism might look like for communities of color who have been systematically targeted by nutritional and environmental racism. Executive produced by Billie Eilish and Chris Paul and featuring appearances from plant-based living advocates and cultural influencers such as Dame Dash, Angela Yee, Mya, Styles P, and Ne-yo, Kuhn and Lewis’ eye-opening film sheds light on ever urgent issues of food and health injustice. —Sarah-Tai Black
*Part of the Juneteenth programming
John Lewis is a serial entrepreneur in the field of promoting social responsibility and wellness. He holds a master degree in business. Keegan Kuhn owns First Spark Media and is the co-director of films Cowspiracy, What The Health and Running For Good.