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Doors open 6:30PM | Film Starts 7:30PM

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Free Admission for Film Club Members & CCFC Owners | $10 for Member Guests and General Public

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This screening is presented in partnership with the Cultivate Community Food Coop (CCFC).Prior to the movie, food featured in the movie will be available for purchase (cash only). Prizes from local food vendors will be raffled off to owners of CCFC so become an owner today or at the movie event. Joining us for a lively discussion after the movie will be Stacy Malkan, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of US Right To Know, a nonprofit research group working for transparency and accountability in our food system. Also joining the panel is Mackenzie Feldman, Founder of Herbicide Free UC, whose mission it is to stop the use of toxic herbicides across all University of California campuses and Paula Schnese, Founder of Cultivate Community Food Cooperative, Inc.

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In the award-winning new documentary Modified, 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 around 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 food and family legacy, praised by world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin as “a very personal, tender, touching tribute and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”. An official selection at over 60 international film festivals. Winner of 13 awards, including 4 Audience Favorite Awards.

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