Cinema Politica – Modified

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November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Conserver House, Fredericton
180 St John St
Fredericton, NB E3B 4A9
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Cinema Politica Showcase: Modified

November 9 @ 7:00 pm



(English and French with English Subtitles)

Director/Writer: Aube Giroux/Producer: Aube Giroux, Camelia Frieberg

Length: 87:00

Wolfville, NS, Canada, 2017

In this award-winning documentary, 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 filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, an organic gardener, seed saver, and food activist who battled cancer while the film’s production was underway. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family video archives, animations, and mouth-watering vignettes from the filmmaker’s award-winning PBS cooking show to create a visual celebration of homegrown food and a moving account of 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 6 festival awards:

  • Best French Canadian Film Award – Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma 2018, Montreal
  • Audience Choice Award – Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
  • Best East Coast Filmmaker – Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
  • Audience Choice – Festival International Cinéma Francophone Acadie (FICFA) 2017
  • Léonard-Forest Award for Best Atlantic Canadian Feature – FICFA 2017
  • Honourable Mention, Best Feature – Devour Food Film Fest 2017

Film will be followed by an optional discussion with special guest Tara Scott, former employee of the Atlantic Canada Organic Regional Network. All are welcome. Screenings are free but donations are welcome. Conserver House location is wheelchair accessible but the washrooms are up the stairs.

This screening is a collaboration with the Silver Wave Film Festival, happening Nov.8-11th. Cinema Politica is very proud to sponsor the SWFF for the fifth consecutive year!

“Modified”(A. Giroux / Canada / 2017 / 84 min.) screens on Friday, Nov. 9th at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton.

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