The film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mother, a passionate gardener and food activist. Photo submitted

Award-winning foodie film set to screen at NIC

Whet your appetite and prepare for spring gardening with a beautiful award-winning ‘foodie’ film, Modified (86 min), on Tuesday March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

Modified is a documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the U.S., despite being labeled in 64 countries. Modified makes a strong case for a more transparent food system.

The film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mother, a passionate gardener and food activist. From seed to transforming the harvest into culinary delights, this is a visually beautiful love story about cooking and gardening.

The film website even includes recipes of some of the dishes that are prepared in the film.

“I highly recommend the pear crisp with salted bourbon caramel,” says programmer Janet Fairbanks. To see the film trailer, go to

Admission is by donation. FMI: 250-337-5412.

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