In the award-winning new documentary Modified, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a very 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. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film's 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. A visual celebration of family legacy and the love of food, cooking, and gardening. Winner of 10 festival awards.
The screening will be followed by an interactive discussion with producer and executive producer Camelia Frieberg, a biodynamic farmer and an award-winning filmmaker, known for producing Atom Egoyan’s Exotica and Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations gladly accepted.