The Longevity Film investigates the complex topic of ageing and living well by documenting the longest lived, healthiest & happiest cultures from around the world.
Filmmaker Kale Brock visits specific communities with significantly improved average life expectancies, remarkably low rates of disease and an extremely high quality of life well into the later years. Traveling to Okinawa (Japan), Loma Linda (California) and Ikaria (Greece) for a deep dive in to longevity culture and what it really takes to get well and stay well, Brock delivers this transformational documentary with light hearted wit and warm sense of relatability.
Featuring expert commentary by Dr. Mark Hyman, Nick Buettner, Dr. Ross Walker, Dr. Craig Wilcox, Paul Chek, Daniel Vitalis, Dr. Damian Kristof & more.
“The longevity cultures live, on average, 8-10 years longer than us, and these are good quality years, often spent surrounded by friends and family with a big smile on their face.”We don’t have that in the West. We waste away, dying earlier and unhappier than we need to. The truth is, we’re not living in a way that conducive to longevity. Whilst making this film even I realised that I needed to totally rethink my lifestyle if I wanted to stay well – that’s a huge challenge to overcome.”
Kale Brock – Director
In The Gut Movie, we follow the journey of journalist & researcher Kale Brock as, in the quest to discover whether the “optimal microbiome” does indeed exist, he travels from Australia to Namibia to live the San, an ancient hunter-gatherer people living traditionally from the land.
During the excursion, Brock monitors his own microbiome and how it changes in conjunction with the new surroundings, and takes microbiome samples of the San to gauge the significant differences in mircrobiota present across cultures.
With expert commentary by leading gastroenterologist Professor Thomas Borody, molecular geneticist Dr. Margie Smith, immunology researcher and expert Professor Mimi Tang, naturopath and chiropractor Dr. Damian Kristof and more, The Gut Movie provides and insightful yet entertaining look at the explosive research of the gut & its impact on human health.
“The future of medicine may lie somewhere completely unexpected, somewhere only few have dared to look so far, somewhere so farfetched and bizarre that only now in the modern world are we beginning to investigate it… poop. Yes, in our poop.”