The Fruit Hunters| 1hr : 35mins
Director: Yung Chang | Producer: Mila Aung-Thwin
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Canada
You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo; in the canyons of the Hollywood Hills; in market stalls in Bali; and even in your own backyard. Theyâ€™re the Fruit Hunters, the subjects of the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight). Driven by an unquenchable passion to taste the wondrous, weird and unique, theyâ€™ve dedicated their lives to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture.
The Fruit Hunters is a dizzying ride through human history and culture, a colourful kaleidoscope of a film that shows us just how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat, told through the stories of devoted, lifelong fruit fanatics.
A thrilling journey through nature, commerce and adventure, The Fruit Hunters is a cinematic odyssey that takes viewers from the dawn of humanity to the cutting of edge of modern agricultureâ€”a film that will change not just the way we look at we eat, but what it means to be human.