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A documentary discussion about food as part of National Canadian Film Week!
This event includes a post-screening discussion with Tom Rudge and Bart Bounds; two farmers with Growers of Organic Food Yukon.
MODIFIED is a feature-length documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 other countries around the world. Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the grassroots struggle to label GMO foods, exposing the cozy relationship between the biotech industry and governments. The film is anchored in the moving story of the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a prolific gardener, seed saver, and food activist who died of cancer while the film’s production was underway. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family home video archives and playful cooking and farming vignettes from the filmmaker’s award-winning PBS cooking show, in a mouth-watering celebration of homegrown food. The mother-daughter investigative journey skillfully debunks the myth that GMOs are needed to feed the world, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system.
Family passes available for this screening: $28 for families of up to five people. Please contact the Box Office at 867-667-8574 to purchase Family passes
In English and French with English subtitles.
"Like Agnès Varda in The Gleaners and I, Giroux draws us into encounters with various people directly impacted by these (food) policies, exposing the agribusiness industry's control over our democratic institutions." - Journal Metro
"Modified is a love story, exploring the loving bond between a daughter and her mother; between a woman and her garden; a filmmaker and the food she cooks and the small, sustainable farms that produce it. It’s also about the regrettable loss of biodiversity, communities, small farms, and even small towns." - Signe Langford, Harrowsmith Magazine