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The Fruit Hunters- a beautiful story about fruit - nature's gift for us

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Join us for the screening of a new film by acclaimed director Yung Chang: The Fruit Hunters, Thursday, September 12 at 7 pm in the Stevenson & Hunt room, Central Library. Who are the Fruit hunters? They travel the world in search of rare fruit, they do historical research in hope to rediscover lost fruits, they plant all the unique fruits to make sure they will not become extinct. The film shows us the true relationship of a human being to fruit, to the nature. We can also see how our biodiversity has been threatened by industrial monoculture. Yung Chang commented "In some ways, fruit (in all its forms, colors, and tastes) came to represent to me, a celebration of imagination… that even nature’s imagination is limitless. Not even CGI effects could recreate what I’ve witnessed in the fruit world."

You may be also interested in a book under the same title: The Fruit Hunters: a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession by Adam Leith Gollner.

The Fruit Hunters will also be screened in the Stoney Creek Library on Thursday, September 24 at 7 pm.

These screenings are part of the NFB Film Series.

The program is FREE, no registration needed.