Doc Fest Weekend: October 12 – 14

BON APPETIT!

Four tasty films about about our relationship to food – growing it, preparing it and eating it.

That’s our theme for the 2018 Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend 2018, Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th! And these four films ought to satisfy your cravings for topical, entertaining and informative fare. This is the third annual themed ‘mini-fest,’ a separate fest, of course, from the main festival that happens in February. And it all takes place at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche in beautiful downtown Wakefield, Québec.

Come spend a thought-provoking weekend viewing a selection of the best current feature-length documentary film – with some delicious extras.

Film Listing

  • MODIFIED

    Both intense personal story and thorough, fascinating investigative journey, MODIFIED asks why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labelled on food products in Canada and the USA, despite being labelled in 64 countries around the world. The human core of the story comes from the rich food legacy director Giroux inherits from her mother, an avid gardener and food activist.…

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  • CHEF FLYNN

    CHEF FLYNN is a portrait of Flynn McGarry, probably the most wondrous wunderkind ever to hit the American culinary scene. At age 10, he corralled neighbourhood kids to act as line cooks; at 12, he founded a supper club at home; at 16, he garnered a New York Times Magazine cover story.…

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  • THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION

    There's something radical about the chefs in THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION: none of them are men. Veteran documentarian Maya Gallus's timely film shows how gifted women are transforming kitchen culture and grappling with its hierarchies and misogyny.…

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  • SEEDS OF TIME

    A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Since he first raised the alarm about decreasing agrobiodiversity in his 1990 book, Shattering (co-authored with Pat Mooney), Fowler has worked tirelessly to save and protect the world's food resources. He was key in establishing the Svalbard seed bank, a repository of genetic resources carved into a remote northern Norway mountain.…

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