{"id":1341057335401,"title":"Modified","handle":"modified","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/host-a-screening\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Community Screenings Form\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screening_large.png?13468160472198309702\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirected by:\u003c\/strong\u003e Aube Giroux\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eReleased:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2018 educational release\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eYear of Production:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2017\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSHIPS Oct. 4th, 2018\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRunning Time:\u003c\/strong\u003e 87\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003emin \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLanguage: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eEnglish \u0026amp; French with English Subtitles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAccessibility: \u003c\/strong\u003eIncludes English Closed Captions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eEnvironmental Studies, Farming \u0026amp; Agriculture, Culinary Studies, Human Rights\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eA Food Lover's Journey into GMOs...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/290370562?color=ffffff\u0026amp;title=0\u0026amp;byline=0\u0026amp;portrait=0\" width=\"550\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003eAube Giroux (the filmmaker) and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out 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. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled 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. A visual celebration of family legacy and the love of food, cooking, and gardening.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRAVE REVIEWS\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"Modified is a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, well-written, enlightening and powerful documentary!\" \u003cem\u003e- Chef Jacques Pépin\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"Like Agnès Varda in The Gleaners and I, Giroux draws us into encounters with various people directly impacted by these (food) policies, exposing the agribusiness industry's control over our democratic institutions.\" \u003cem\u003e -  Journal Metro\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\"Aube Giroux strikes a beautiful balance between the personal and political with her debut feature film.\"\u003cem\u003e - The Coast Magazine\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"Aube Giroux wanted to make a film about food but instead found herself making a film about democracy.\"\u003cem\u003e - Le Devoir\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"With such a weighty subject as its focus, it is a testament to Giroux’s deft story-telling 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.\" \u003cem\u003e -  Joan Baxter, Medium\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\"Modified is a love story, exploring the loving bond between a daughter and her mother; between a woman and her garden; a filmmaker and the food she cooks and the small, sustainable farms that produce it. It’s also about the regrettable loss of biodiversity, communities, small farms, and even small towns.\" -  Signe Langford, Harrowsmith Magazine \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAWARDS \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e*Winner* Award of Excellence, Rhode Island International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e*Winner* Audience Choice Award - Lunenberg Doc Fest\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAnd 6 more film festival awards...\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSELECTIONS \u0026amp; SCREENINGS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSanta Barbara International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAshland Independent Film Festival (Ashland, OR)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMaine International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlanet in Focus Film Festival (Toronto)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVermont International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSt. Louis International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNational Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa, CA \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIowa Independent Film Festival -  Mason City, IA\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDOCUTAH - St. George, UT\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cem\u003eAnd grass-roots screening events around the world...\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screen_Shot_2018-09-17_at_2.22.26_PM_large.png?v=1537219393\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBOOK THE FILMMAKER AT YOUR EVENT\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\" style=\"float: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAube Giroux,\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003eDirector | Producer | Editor (left)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\" style=\"float: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eAube 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCamelia Frieberg,\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003eExecutive and Co-Producer (right)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003eCamelia 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 \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.watershedfarm.org\/\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s3\"\u003eWatershed Farm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, 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.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/screenings\"\u003eHost a Screening and Book the Filmmaker at your Event\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMORE FROM THE PRESS...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"A love story about cooking and gardening - and the importance of regaining control over where our food comes from.\"\u003cem\u003e - Treehugger\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\"A visually beautiful, informative foray into the facts about GMOs, efforts to have them labeled, and how individuals are protecting the choice—and quality—of what they eat. ...a paean to food—from seed to plant to crop, to transforming the harvest into culinary delights, to savoring the delectable creation. It’s mouth-watering, and rekindles appreciation of what nourishes our experience as living beings on a living earth.\" \u003cem\u003e- The Organic and Non-GMO Report\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\"Aube Giroux shone at the festival's closing gala, receiving the award for best East Coast feature film as well as the Audience Choice award for her film, Modified.\" \u003cem\u003e- Radio-Canada (CBC)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"In addition to the extensive scientific and political research she undertook, the filmmaker presents a moving and universal work.\" \u003cem\u003e- Acadie Nouvelle\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\"We chose this film for the award because its auteur-led approach is steeped in candour and authenticity. Because it skillfully interweaves the political and the personal. 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Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled 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. A visual celebration of family legacy and the love of food, cooking, and gardening.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRAVE REVIEWS\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"Modified is a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, well-written, enlightening and powerful documentary!\" \u003cem\u003e- Chef Jacques Pépin\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"Like Agnès Varda in The Gleaners and I, Giroux draws us into encounters with various people directly impacted by these (food) policies, exposing the agribusiness industry's control over our democratic institutions.\" \u003cem\u003e -  Journal Metro\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\"Aube Giroux strikes a beautiful balance between the personal and political with her debut feature film.\"\u003cem\u003e - The Coast Magazine\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"Aube Giroux wanted to make a film about food but instead found herself making a film about democracy.\"\u003cem\u003e - Le Devoir\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\"With such a weighty subject as its focus, it is a testament to Giroux’s deft story-telling 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.\" \u003cem\u003e -  Joan Baxter, Medium\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\"Modified is a love story, exploring the loving bond between a daughter and her mother; between a woman and her garden; a filmmaker and the food she cooks and the small, sustainable farms that produce it. It’s also about the regrettable loss of biodiversity, communities, small farms, and even small towns.\" -  Signe Langford, Harrowsmith Magazine \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAWARDS \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e*Winner* Award of Excellence, Rhode Island International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e*Winner* Audience Choice Award - Lunenberg Doc Fest\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAnd 6 more film festival awards...\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSELECTIONS \u0026amp; SCREENINGS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSanta Barbara International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAshland Independent Film Festival (Ashland, OR)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMaine International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlanet in Focus Film Festival (Toronto)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVermont International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSt. Louis International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNational Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa, CA \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIowa Independent Film Festival -  Mason City, IA\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDOCUTAH - St. George, UT\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cem\u003eAnd grass-roots screening events around the world...\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screen_Shot_2018-09-17_at_2.22.26_PM_large.png?v=1537219393\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBOOK THE FILMMAKER AT YOUR EVENT\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\" style=\"float: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAube Giroux,\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003eDirector | Producer | Editor (left)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\" style=\"float: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eAube 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCamelia Frieberg,\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003eExecutive and Co-Producer (right)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003eCamelia Frieberg is an award-winning film producer, director and a biodynamic farmer. 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    • Directed by: Aube Giroux
    • Released: 2018 educational release
    • Year of Production: 2017
SHIPS Oct. 4th, 2018
Running Time: 87 min 
Language: English & French with English Subtitles
Accessibility: Includes English Closed Captions
Subjects: Environmental Studies, Farming & Agriculture, Culinary Studies, Human Rights
 

A Food Lover's Journey into GMOs...Aube Giroux (the filmmaker) and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out 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. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled 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. A visual celebration of family legacy and the love of food, cooking, and gardening.

RAVE REVIEWS

"Modified is a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, well-written, enlightening and powerful documentary!" - Chef Jacques Pépin

"Like Agnès Varda in The Gleaners and I, Giroux draws us into encounters with various people directly impacted by these (food) policies, exposing the agribusiness industry's control over our democratic institutions."  -  Journal Metro

"Aube Giroux strikes a beautiful balance between the personal and political with her debut feature film." - The Coast Magazine

"Aube Giroux wanted to make a film about food but instead found herself making a film about democracy." - Le Devoir

"With such a weighty subject as its focus, it is a testament to Giroux’s deft story-telling 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."  -  Joan Baxter, Medium

"Modified is a love story, exploring the loving bond between a daughter and her mother; between a woman and her garden; a filmmaker and the food she cooks and the small, sustainable farms that produce it. It’s also about the regrettable loss of biodiversity, communities, small farms, and even small towns." -  Signe Langford, Harrowsmith Magazine 

AWARDS 

  • *Winner* Award of Excellence, Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • *Winner* Audience Choice Award - Lunenberg Doc Fest
  • And 6 more film festival awards...

SELECTIONS & SCREENINGS

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Ashland Independent Film Festival (Ashland, OR)
  • Maine International Film Festival
  • Planet in Focus Film Festival (Toronto)
  • Vermont International Film Festival
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
  • National Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa, CA 
  • Iowa Independent Film Festival -  Mason City, IA
  • DOCUTAH - St. George, UT
  • And grass-roots screening events around the world...

 

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Aube Giroux, Director | Producer | Editor (left)

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. 

 

Camelia Frieberg, Executive and Co-Producer (right)

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.  

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"A love story about cooking and gardening - and the importance of regaining control over where our food comes from." - Treehugger

"A visually beautiful, informative foray into the facts about GMOs, efforts to have them labeled, and how individuals are protecting the choice—and quality—of what they eat. ...a paean to food—from seed to plant to crop, to transforming the harvest into culinary delights, to savoring the delectable creation. It’s mouth-watering, and rekindles appreciation of what nourishes our experience as living beings on a living earth." - The Organic and Non-GMO Report

"Aube Giroux shone at the festival's closing gala, receiving the award for best East Coast feature film as well as the Audience Choice award for her film, Modified." - Radio-Canada (CBC)

"In addition to the extensive scientific and political research she undertook, the filmmaker presents a moving and universal work." - Acadie Nouvelle

"We chose this film for the award because its auteur-led approach is steeped in candour and authenticity. Because it skillfully interweaves the political and the personal. And because of the urgency of the film's message that citizens must demand transparency from their governments." - Lawrence Côté-Collins, jury member, FICFA

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