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Modified

by Aube Giroux
Product Availability
Institutional, Home-Use, Community Screenings, Broadcast, Theatrical, Educational, Festivals, VOD
About the Film

Shot over a span of ten years, MODIFIED follows the grassroots struggle to label genetically modified foods, exposing the cozy relationship between governments and the biotech industry. The film is anchored in the moving story of Nova Scotia-based filmmaker Aube Giroux’s relationship to her mother—a prolific gardener, seed saver, and food activist who was fighting cancer while the film’s production was underway.

Interweaving the personal and the political, MODIFIED uses archives of home videos, and playful cooking and farming vignettes from the Giroux’s award-winning PBS cooking show, in a mouth-watering celebration of homegrown food. This mother-daughter investigative journey skillfully debunks the myth that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are needed to feed the world, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system.

Distribution Availability: Quebec (Broadcast); Canada (Theatrical, Non-Theatrical, Internet Rights, Home-Use); Worldwide (Festival)
2017  ·  1h27m  ·  Canada
English, French
English, French subs
Festivals and Awards
2018
Festival international du Cinéma des Femmes de Fort-Coulonge, Winner, Audience Choice Award
2018
Rhode Island International Film Festival, Winner, Dr. J. Gerald Lamoureux Award for Excellence
2018
Vermont International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
2018
Rendez-Vous Québec Cinema, Winner, Best French Canadian Film
2018
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Best Environmental Film
2017
Lunenberg DocFest, Best East Coast Filmmaker
2017
Lunenberg DocFest, Winner, Audience Choice Award
2017
Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Winner, Audience Choice Award
2017
Festival international cinéma francophone Acadie , Léonard-Forest Award for best East Coast feature
2017
Devour the Food Film Fest, Honorable Mention, Best Feature
Screenings
January 28, 2020
Hudson Food Collective (Hudson, QC)
September 10, 2019
Place du Marché (Montreal, QC)
September 8, 2019
Centre St Patrick (Bolten-Est, QC)
August 7, 2019
On Sème (Montreal, QC)
July 23, 2019
Ecology Action Center (Amherst Shore, NS)
July 17, 2019
On Sème (Montreal, QC)
May 14, 2019
Transition NDG film Group, Coop La Maison Verte (Montreal, QC)
April 22, 2019
Cinéma Saint-Hyacinthe, (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC)
April 22, 2019
Cinéma Beloeil (Beloeil, QC)
April 15, 2019
Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse, YT)
March 29, 2019
Académie Végétale (Montreal, QC)
March 2, 2019
Belleville Downtown Docfest (Belleville, ON)
February 18, 2019
Greenpeace Sherbrooke, La capsule bistro cinéma (Sherbrooke, QC)
February 3, 2019
Mansonville Farmers Market (Mansonville, QC)
January 17, 2019
The Staircase (Hamilton, ON)
December 4, 2018
Association de protection de l'environnement des Hautes-Laurentides (Mont-Laurier, QC)
November 24, 2018
Sarnia Library Theatre (Wyoming, ON)
November 3, 2018
Festival Cuisine, Cinema et Confidences (Baie St-Paul, QC)
October 16-21, 2018
Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB)
October 10, 2018
Princess Theatre, Original Princess (Waterloo, ON)
September 30 - October 3, 2018
The Screening Room (Kingston, ON)
September 26, 2018
ReFrame Festival and Enactus Fleming (Peterborough, ON)
September 23, 2018
The Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)
September 10, 2018
Cinema St-Eustache (St-Eustache, QC)
August 30, 2018
Presented by Santropol Roulant and Vigilance OGM (Montreal, QC)
August 18, 2018
Foire Bio Paysanne Équitable de Frelishburg (Frelishburg, QC)
August 10, 2018
Festival international du Cinéma des Femmes de Fort-Coulonge (Fort-Coulonge, QC)
August 7 - 12, 2018
Rhode Island International Film Festival (Providence & Newport, RI)
August 1, 2018
Marché Solidaire Frontenac (Montreal, QC)
June 30, 2018
La maison du cinéma (Sherbrooke, QC)
June 21, 2018
Vigilance OGM, Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier (Sutton, QC)
June 2, 2018
The Bookshelf Cinema (Guelph, ON)
June 1 - 7, 2018
Carlton Cinema (Toronto, ON)
May 31, 2018
Presented by The Big Carrot & CBAN, Fox Theatre (Toronto, ON)
May 29, 2018
Presented by the local NDP Party, Station Theatre (Smith Falls, ON)
May 27, 2018
ByTowne Cinema (Ottawa, ON)
May 18-24, 2018
Cinémathèque québécoise (Montreal, QC)
May 3, 2018
Cinema Paraloeil (Rimouski, QC)
April 24 - 29, 2018
Cinema Planeta International Environmental Film Festival (Cuernavaca, Mexico)
April 22, 2018
Vancity Theatre, Earth Day screening (Vancouver, BC)
April 12 - 16, 2018
Ashland Independent Film Festival (Ashland, OR)
April 7, 2018
Festival de Clare-té (Comeauville, NS)
March 21 - 25, 2018
Sonoma International Film Festival (Sonoma, CA)
March 15 & 16, 2018
Moncton University (Moncton, NB)
March 13, 2018
Comox Valley Arts (Courtenay, BC)
February 27, 2018
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (Montreal, QC)
February 15, 2018
KDocs Film Festival (Vancouver, BC)
February 15, 2018
Victoria Film Festival (Victoria, BC)
February 1 & 2, 2018
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Santa Barbara, CA)
January 26, 2018
Reframe Film Festival (Peterborough, ON)
November 18, 2017
Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie (Moncton, NB)
October 24 & 25, 2017
Devour Food Film Fest (Wolfville, NS)
October 21, 2017
Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
September 24, 2017
Lunenburg Doc Fest (Lunenburg, NS)
September 17, 2017
Atlantic International Film Festival (Halifax, NS)
Credits
Director
Aude Giroux
Editor
Aube Giroux, Avril Jacobson and Mike Munn
Cinematographer
Aube Giroux
Producer
Aube Giroux
Sound Editor
Steve Munro, MPSE
Animator
Aube Giroux, Jenna Marks and Elysha Poirier
Soundtrack Composer
Jacques Mindreau
Executive Producer
Camelia Frieberg
Writer
Aube Giroux
About the Director

Aube Giroux

Aube Giroux is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, organic gardener, and food blogger who works on food, agriculture, and sustainability issues. She previously directed two documentaries for the National Film Board of Canada 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 farm-to-table food blog and online cooking show on PBS. 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.

Source

 
Other films by Aube Giroux

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