FILM SCREENING: MODIFIED presented by Cinema Politica and The Staircase Theatre
In the award-winning documentary Modified (87 minutes | Canada | 2017), the filmmaker and her mother embark on a personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Shot over a span of ten years, the film explores the impacts of genetically engineering our food, exposing the cozy relationship between the agribusiness industry and our governments. The film is anchored in the intimate story of the filmmakers relationship to her mom, an organic gardener, seed saver, and food activist who battled cancer while the films production was underway.
Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family video archives, animations, and mouth-watering vignettes from the filmmakers award-winning PBS cooking show to create a visual celebration of homegrown food and family legacy. The film debunks the myth that GMOs are needed to feed the world and makes a compelling plea for a more sustainable and transparent food system.
Winner of 11 festival awards:
Audience Choice Award - Vermont International Film Festival 2018
Best Environmental Film - Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2018
Dr. Lamoureux Award for Excellence - Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018
Best Film (Newcomer) - Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival (Germany) 2018
Best French Canadian Film Award - Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma 2018, Montreal
Audience Choice Award - Festival international du cinéma des femmes Fort-Coulonge 2018
Audience Choice Award - Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
Audience Choice Award - Festival international cinéma francophone Acadie (FICFA) 2017
Best East Coast Filmmaker - Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
Léonard-Forest Award for best East Coast feature - FICFA 2017
Honorable Mention, Best Feature - Devour the Food Film Fest 2017
The Staircase Theatre (View)
27 Dundurn Avenue North
Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|