MIFF 2018 Audience Favorite Award runner-up!
Modified is an award-winning documentary-memoir—partially shot in Maine (where its director, Aube Giroux, lived in Lincolnville for four years) and eastern Canada, that asks why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, 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 mother, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film’s production. Their intimate mother-daughter investigative journey, 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. Unrated. 87 Min.