The Botany of Desire

La botanica del desiderio
by Michael Schwarz Documentary USA 2009 116'

Human history (from nomad to semi-permanent settler to Gmo food-producer, via the agricultural revolution) is intimately tied to its relationship with the plant world and the dominant role humans have occupied. But perhaps more is at stake. By way of four examples (fruit - apple; flower - tulips; plant - marijuana; and tuber - potato) other features such as sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control, respectively, emerge which humans have sought to possess. Based on Michael Pollan's bestseller.<%YOUTUBE=L5fUW3rh1sw%>  

Director:

Michael Schwarz

Country:

USA

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23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

29 May - 03 June 2020
TORINO

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