Filmmaker: Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Runtime: 92 minutes
From Academy Award® nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, FOOD EVOLUTION is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, FOOD EVOLUTION wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, this bold and necessary documentary separates the hype from the science to unravel the debate around food. While the passionate advocates on all sides of this debate agree on the need for safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the planet, their differing views over what constitutes the truth have pit them against each other, rendering the subject of food itself into an ideological battleground.
About the Filmmaker
Academy Award® nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary work includes The Garden, which tells the story of the complicated struggle over the nation’s largest community garden; Independent Spirit Award Nominee OT: our town — about the first play in 25 years at Dominguez High School in Compton; and the critically acclaimed Fame High, which follows four students through a year at one of the most respected and competitive performing arts high schools in the country. Scott recently launched Time Capsule Movies, personally curated documentaries that capture special moments in your life that can be shared for generations to come. Scott’s latest documentary is Food Evolution, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Amidst the ideological war over how safely and sustainably to feed a global population that is expected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, FOOD EVOLUTION uses the controversial GMO debate to wrestle with some of the most urgent questions facing our food system today.