Food Evolution

Sunday, September 24
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1hr 32mins // directed by:Scott Hamilton Kennedy // featuring:Neil deGrasse Tyson

Following the film, join us for a panel discussion moderated by Christopher Lydon of WBUR’s Open Source, and featuring Food Evolution producer/writer Trace Sheehan; Jing-Ke Weng of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; and Timothy A. Wise of Small Planet Institute and Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute.

From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.

Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, Food Evolution wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.

Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, this bold and necessary documentary separates the hype from the science to unravel the debate around food.

Presented as part of:

Art House Theater Day celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience.