Actor-couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have spent most of their careers working in award-winning films – and have dedicated a lot of their downtime towards environmental causes, particularly with an eye for animal welfare.

The pair have fused together both worlds by producing a stunning new documentary titled The End of Medicine, the trailer for which has just released. Check it out below:

The documentary takes us through the perspectives of Dr. Alice Brough – a renowned activist and livestock veterinarian. Using her insider knowledge of how the livestock industry works, she explores the ‘link between global disease and our relationship with animals,’ along with the severe consequences that await us if we choose to ignore the signs of change.

The End of Medicine is helmed by director Alex Lockwood, an award-winning filmmaker who ditched a career in television to develop projects which ‘aim to shed light on issues of ethics and sustainability’. 

Lockwood’s efforts back in 2019 netted him a BAFTA for his short film 73 Cows, which was screened for the European Parliament, hoping to bring about agricultural reform. You can take a look at the film below:

According to the official synopsis for The End of Medicine:

From executive producers Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), comes a new feature length documentary exposing the underreported link between global pandemics, the failing of antibiotics and our use of animals.

The film follows former factory farm livestock vet and whistleblower Dr. Alice Brough as she grapples with the enormity of animal agriculture and the key role it has played historically and currently in not only killer diseases and pandemics, but climate change and environmental destruction as well.

With expert interviews from industry insiders, government advisors, politicians, premiere scientists and leading doctors, The End Of Medicine sounds the alarm few have heard.

Directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Alex Lockwood (73 Cows) and producer Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, What The Health), The End Of Medicine examines the often ignored WHO and CDC warnings that if we don’t change, we are at the end of medicine as we know it.

The documentary is set to release on May 10, 2022.

(Featured Image Credits: AUM Films, @farmsanctuary/Instagram)