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 around 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, fueled 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.
This film is a visual celebration of food and family legacy.
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DVD Special Features
This DVD also includes:
- Theatrical Trailer
- 6 cooking videos featuring recipes from the film
Praise for Modified
"A very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, well-written, enlightening and powerful documentary!" – Chef Jacques Pépin
"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
"For anyone who cares about what they put in their mouth, where it comes from and how it is produced , this film is a must-see. It is also beautiful beyond words."
– Joan Baxter, Medium
Awards for Modified
An official selection at over 60 international film festivals. Winner of 14 awards, including 4 Audience Favorite Awards, and the 2019 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media award for best documentary.
DVD, 87 minutes
French with unreadable subtitles
I was disappointed in this DVD. There was a lot of French and the subtitles appeared so low that I couldn’t read them. It’s been a LONG time since college French.