Lunenburg Doc Fest is proud to showcase MODIFIED, which has a special Atlantic connection!

Director, and Gaspereau native, Aube Giroux and Internationally Acclaimed Producer and local Camelia Frieberg will join us to present their film and take part in a post-screening audience Q&A.

Modified is a first-person documentary that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the grassroots struggle to label GMOs. Interweaving the personal and the political, the story is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship with her mother, an avid gardener and food activist. Their intimate mother-daughter investigative journey, fueled by a shared love of food, ultimately reveals the extent to which industrial interests control our food policies, making a strong case for a more just, transparent, and sustainable food system.

Modified is executive produced by award-winning producer Camelia Frieberg, producer of Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter, and edited by acclaimed film editor Mike Munn who edited Sarah Polley’s Oscar-nominated Stories We Tell. Modified is distributed in Canada by Robin Smith of Blue Ice Docs.

87 min / CANADA / 2017


1:30pm Tuesday, March 21, 2023 The Lunenburg Opera House