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"…More of a buffet spread than a single plate. But every morsel is worth a taste." The Toronto Star
You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the dizzying new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight).
THE FRUIT HUNTERS travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit hunters dedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture.
A cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, THE FRUIT HUNTERS will change not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship to the natural world.
Official Selection, IDFA
Official Selection, Toronto Real Asian International Film Festival
Official Selection, Palm Spring International Film Festival
"…THE FRUIT HUNTERS is a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable documentary..." - Mark Adams, Screendaily.com
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