In “Modified” — a celebration of the love of food, cooking, and gardening — filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on an investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, Jali, a gardener and food activist who battles cancer during the film’s production. Their intimate mother-daughter quest for answers, fuelled 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. Medium writes: “With such a weighty subject as its focus, it is a testament to Giroux’s deft storytelling that ‘Modified’ is so compelling and compassionate, and that it can evoke such a range of emotions. For anyone who cares about what they put in their mouth, where it comes from, and how it is produced — and I would like to think that is all of us — this film is a must-see. It is also beautiful beyond words.”
Such and Such
The story of a boutique farm that provides fresh produce and humanely raised pork to some of the best restaurants in St. Louis.