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Modified: This weekend at the Ashland Film Festival

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Modified: This weekend at the Ashland Film Festival

Modified: The Film (Canada | 2017 | 87 min.) is a feature-length documentary-memoir that questions 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.

It is showing this weekend at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland:  Friday at 09:30 AM, Saturday at 12:00 PM, and Sunday at 6:00 PM

Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the grassroots struggle to label GMOs, 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 battled cancer during the film’s production. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family home video archives and colorful recipe 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 debunks the myth that GMOs are needed to feed the world, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. Awards Received:

• Best Francophone Canadian Film Award - Québec Cinéma Festival 2018
• Audience Choice Award - Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
• Best East Coast Filmmaker Award - Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
• Audience Choice Award - Festival international du film francophone en Acadie (FICFA) 2017
• Léonard-Forest Award for best Atlantic Canada feature - FICFA 2017
• Honorable Mention, Best Feature - Devour the Food Film Fest 2017


More Details at http://www.ashlandfilm.org/FilmDetails.asp…

Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvsXJhU9V3o&t=3s