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Occurs on Monday April 15 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 27 minutes

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Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

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Performance Notes

× A documentary discussion about food as part of National Canadian Film Week!

This event includes a post-screening discussion with two farmer representatives with Growers of Organic Food Yukon.

MODIFIED is a feature-length documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 other countries around the world. Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the grassroots struggle to label GMO foods, exposing the cozy relationship between the biotech industry and governments. The film is anchored in the moving story of the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a prolific gardener, seed saver, and food activist who died of cancer while the film’s production was underway. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family home video archives and playful cooking and farming vignettes from the filmmaker’s award-winning PBS cooking show, in a mouth-watering celebration of homegrown food. The mother-daughter investigative journey skillfully debunks the myth that GMOs are needed to feed the world, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system.

Family passes available for this screening: $28 for families of up to five people. Please call the Box Office at 867-667-8574 to book Family passes.

Dir. Aube Giroux 2017, Nova Scotia 87 min.