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Cinema Politica is proud to be the Canadian distributor of MODIFIED, the first feature documentary by filmmaker, organic farmer and food blogger Aube Giroux. Below you can read the film's synopsis, learn about the fllmmaker, and importantly—book this inspiring documentary for a screening in your community or at your festival/institution today! 


Director: Aube Giroux
Running time: 87 minutes
Languages: English and French, French subtitles
Release: 2017

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.

To learn more, visit the official website of the film, read an interview with the director and watch the film's trailer below.


Aube Giroux is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, part-time organic farmer, and food Blogger who works on food and sustainability issues. She has directed two short documentaries for the National Film Board and several independent productions. Her work has been shown on CBC and at international film festivals. Aube is the creator of Kitchen Vignettes, an acclaimed online farm-to-table cooking show on PBS with a large social media following. The show received the 2012 Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Award and is a two-time James Beard Award nominee. Aube holds an MFA in Film Production from York University. MODIFIED is her first feature-length documentary.

Camelia Frieberg is an award-winning film producer, director and a biodynamic farmer. She was the producer of Atom Egoyan's Oscar-nominated “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Exotica” and Jeremy Podeswa's “The Five Senses”. Camelia manages Watershed Farm, a mixed livestock, vegetable, flower, herb and fruit farm on Nova Scotia's South Shore. She is a board member of USC Canada and proud mother of two.


To obtain an educational or institutional license for MODIFIED for an institution, click here and fill in the educational request form.


To book MODIFIED for a film festival, a grassroots screening or a community event, simply follow this link to our online booking form, or scroll to the bottom of this page where you'll find the form. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.


Montreal, QC
- May 14, 2019, 7:15PM
, Hosted by Transition NDG fil Group, Coop Maison Verte (5785 Sherbrooke W)

Montreal, QC
- March 29, 2019
, Hosted by Académie Végétale, Oztudio (5386 blvd St-Laurent)

Belleville, ON
- March 2, 2019
, Belleville Downtown Docfest, Core Centre (223 Pinnacle St.)

Sherbrooke, QC
- Feb. 18, 2019, 7PM
, Hosted by Greenpeace Sherbrooke, La capsule bistro cinéma (38 rue Wellington)

Mansonville, QC
- Feb 3, 2019
, Mansonville Farmers Market, Cinema Potton (2 rue Vale Perkins)

Hamilton, ON
- Jan 17, 2019
, The Staircase (27 Dundurn Street North)

Mont-Laurier, QC
- Dec 4, 2018
, Association de protection de l'environnement des Hautes-Laurentides, Café mi-suisse

Wyoming, ON
- Nov 24, 2018, 2PM
, Sarnia Library Theatre

Baie St-Paul, QC
- Nov 3, 2018, 1:15PM
, Festival Cuisine, Cinema et Confidences Musée d'Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (4 Ambroise Fafard Street)

Calgary, AB
- Oct 16-21, 2018
, Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW)

Waterloo, ON
- Oct 10, 2018, 8PM
, Princess Theatre, Original Princess (6 Princess St W)

Kingston, ON
- Sept 30, 2018, 7PM
- Oct 1, 2018, 5:45PM
- Oct 3, 2018, 8:15PM

The Screening Room (120 Princess Street)

Peterborough, ON
- Sept 26, 2018, 7PM
, ReFrame Festival and Enactus Fleming, Fleming College (Whetung Theater, 599 Brealey Drive, Room B3100)

Saskatoon, SK
- Sept 23, 2018
, The Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Avenue)

St-Eustache, QC
- Sept 10, 2018, 3PM - 5PM - 7PM - 9PM
, Cinema St-Eustache (305 Mathers ave.)

Montreal, QC
- Aug 30, 2018, 8:30PM
, Presented by Santropol Roulant and Vigilance OGM , Santropol Roulant (111 Roy Est)

Frelishburg, QC
- Aug 18, 2018, 7PM
, Foire Bio Paysanne Équitable de Frelishburg, Place de l'Hôtel-de-ville

Fort-Coulonge, QC
- Aug 10, 2018, 7PM
, Festival international du Cinéma des Femmes de Fort-Coulonge, Centre Pontiac (183 rue Principale)

Providence & Newport, RI
- Aug 7 - 12, 2018
, Rhode Island International Film Festival

Montreal, QC
- Aug 1, 2018
, Marché Solidaire Frontenac

Sherbrooke, QC
- June 30, 2018, 7:30PM
, La maison du cinéma (63 King Street W)

Sutton, QC
- June 21, 2018, 7:30PM
, Vigilance OGM, Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier (4-c Maple Street)

Toronto, ON
- June 1 - 7, 2018
, Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St)

Guelph, ON
- June 2, 2018
, The Bookshelf Cinema (41 Quebec St)

Toronto, ON
- May 31, 2018
, Presented by The Big Carrot & CBAN, Fox Theatre (2236 Queen Street East)

Smith Falls, ON
- May 29, 2018
, Presented by the local NDP Party, Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)

Ottawa, ON
- May 27, 2018
, ByTowne Cinema (325 Rideau St)

Montreal, QC
- May 18-24, 2018, Time TBD
, Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve East)

Rimouski, QC
- May 3, 2018, 7:30PM
, Cinema Paraloeil (274 rue Michaud)

Cuernavaca, Mexico
- April 24 - 29, 2018
, Cinema Planeta International Environmental Film Festival

Vancouver, BC
- April 22, 2018
, Vancity Theatre, Earth Day screening (1181 Seymour St)

Ashland, OR
- April 12 - 16, 2018
, Ashland Independent Film Festival

Comeauville, NS
- April 7, 2018
, Festival de Clare-té

Sonoma, CA
- March 21 - 25, 2018
, Sonoma International Film Festival

Moncton, NB
- March 15 & 16, 2018
, Moncton University

Courtenay, BC
- March 13, 2018
, Comox Valley Arts, NIC Comox Valley Campus (2300 Ryan Road)

Montreal, QC
- Feb 27, 2018
, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma

Vancouver, BC
- Feb 15, 2018
, KDocs Film Festival

Victoria, BC
- Feb 15, 2018
, Victoria Film Festival

Santa Barbara, CA
- Feb 1 & 2, 2018
, Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Peterborough, ON
- Jan 26, 2018
, Reframe Film Festival

Moncton, NB
- Nov 18, 2017
, Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie

Wolfville, NS
- Oct 24 & 25, 2017
, Devour Food Film Fest

Toronto, ON
- Oct 21, 2017
, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival

Lunenburg, NS
- Sept 24, 2017
, Lunenburg Doc Fest

Halifax, NS
- Sept 17, 2017
, Atlantic International Film Festival


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