Modified @ 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival
(Aube Giroux, Canada, 2017, 87 min.)
In Modified a celebration of the love of food, cooking, and gardening filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on an investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmakers relationship to her mom, Jali, a gardener and food activist who battles cancer during the films production. Their intimate mother-daughter quest for answers, fuelled by a shared love of food, reveals the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls our food policies, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. Medium writes: With such a weighty subject as its focus, it is a testament to Girouxs deft storytelling that Modified is so compelling and compassionate, and that it can evoke such a range of emotions. For anyone who cares about what they put in their mouth, where it comes from, and how it is produced and I would like to think that is all of us this film is a must-see. It is also beautiful beyond words.
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St. Louis, MO 63103
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