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The Big FAT Lie – Kiwi Documentary – 2nd Nelson Premiere Screening

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Big Fat Lie Nelson 3 March

We sold out again! But don’t worry we have moved to the larger hall next door. More tickets are now available.

GREAT NEWS! Prof John Potter now will be on the 3 March Mapua Panel as well!

Click here to preview: ‘The Big FAT Lie’ trailer

Doors open: 6pm
Documentary Screening: 6.30pm
Panel Discussion, Q&A: 8:15pm.
Event conclusion: 9:00pm.

If you’re interested in learning more about healthy lifestyles and plant-based nutrition then this is the event for you… it might even save your life.

On the evening of 3 March, the Nelson premiere of kiwi documentary ‘The Big Fat Lie’ will take place, followed by a discussion and Q&A session. We are delighted that a fantastic local panel will be joining us to lead the discussion and answer questions, including:

– Professor John Potter, Public Health Researcher at Massey Universityand Author of ‘Thought for Food’

– Dr Graham Evans, Specialist in Anaesthetics, Nelson

– Dr Taisia Cech, GP, Stoke

– Grant Dixon, producer and maker of ‘The Big FAT Lie’

‘The Big Fat Lie’ explores how powerful plant-based nutrition can be for our health. It tells the story of Grant, who is rushed to hospital with a heart attack at age 58 and how he then discovered that eating the right food could turn his life around. Over the course of his journey Grant interviews 7 professors, 9 doctors, health charities, the Ministry of Health and numerous health business specialists. He also shares case studies of others with heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and gastrointestinal diseases.

Invite your loved ones, this is an experience that could be a game changer.

“Grant Dixon’s film stands apart with its unique, homegrown feel. His in-depth exploration of the whys and wherefores behind his own health scare introduces us to the diverse personalities leading the plant-based movement in our corner of the world. Any New Zealander with heart disease, or who is simply interested in the future health of our nation, needs to see this film.” Dr Luke Wilson, GP, Wellington.

The event is proudly supported by The Better Base, a local company making it easier to eat plant-based foods for our health and for the planet.

‘For ‘Ridiculously Good Recipes’ to start cooking healthy plant-based meals now, select the ticket option that includes the HALF-PRICE 12 Week Meal Planner. More info at: https://thebetterbase.com/recipes


Professor John D Potter

John D Potter is Professor at Massey University Centre for Public Health Research in Wellington. He is also Senior Advisor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, University of Washington, both in Seattle, USA. His careeris focused on nutrition, other environmental and host factors, and genetics in the aetiology, pathobiology, and early detection of cancers and other chronic diseases. International recognition includes the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (2009) and the 2012 Medal of Honour of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. He is author/co-author of more than 700 scientific papers, chapters, and books; his Scopus h-Index is 114. He was named by Clarivate Analytics as one of the top 1% of cited authors worldwide in 2018.

Dr Graham Evans

Graham has a great personal interest in the provision of health by diet and lifestyle interventions as over nine years ago he changed to a whole food, plant based diet with little oil. The dramatic improvement it made in his health has made him keen to spread the message that most chronic diseases can be prevented or even reversed by adopting this eating pattern.

As a doctor since 1980 and a career anaesthetist both in UK and Nelson, he reflects: “had I been taught the health benefits of an optimum lifestyle at medical school there is little doubt I would have pursued a different career path, one which can stop people developing the diseases that I currently spend my working days attempting to treat in the operating theatre.”

Dr Taisia Cech

Taisia is a Stoke GP who grew up a stone’s throw away in the Nelson Lakes area. After completing a Bachelor in Human Anatomy at Otago University she went on to study medicine at the Otago University campus and Wellington hospital. Taisia worked at Wellington and Nelson hospitals then completed her GP training here in Nelson and is currently working at Stoke Medical Center.

Taisia believes food has a huge role in health and enjoyed completing a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through Cornell University. She likes to live by Michael Pollan’s quote ‘Eat food, not too much, mostly plants’.

Grant Dixon

Grant is the film maker of ‘The Big FAT lie’ award winning documentary. This doco so far has been accepted into half a dozen international film festivals and has already won ‘Best Message’ and ‘Best Documenatary Feature’ at the ‘TOP Indie Films Awards’, as well as a semi-finalist position at the Los Angeles Cinefest.

This life changing doco is currently being road-showed around New Zealand and Australia, with numerous sell-out screenings, including 330 attending the Auckland premiere and more than 150 attending each Whangarei, Dunedin, Christchurch and Nelson premiere. Many lives have already been revolutionised by this film … your’s maybe another.

Grant holds a Master in Communications, Electronics Technician’s Certificate and a Diploma of Divinity. Grant previously was a film director/producer at the National Film Unit and made documentaries for TVNZ and TV3.


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