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The Fruit Hunters (2012)

Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through ... See full summary »

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Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. 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 agriculture - a film that will change not just the way we look at we eat, but what it means to be human. Written by Anonymous

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Plant Synchronicity
1 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's weird how things seem to link together. I had just finished reading two books "Thief at the End of The World" by Joe Jackson and "The Fever Trail" by Mark Honigsbaum. Both these books are about plants, the first about rubber and the second about cinchona. Then along comes "The Fruit Hunters" about fruits. It is an amazing account about unsung heroes that travel the world trying to protect our diversity by selecting unique fruits, bringing them back to North American and trying to splice and grow them.

The movie is an unusual combination of the story of Noris Ledesma, Richard Campbell as they travel around the world in search of exotic fruits. Also mixed in we have historical information about early naturalists in search of exotic species of fruits, beautiful animations of various scenes from early America (Bing cherry scene amazing!!) and China and the current information about fruit research taking place in Honduras with scientist Juan Aguilar. Bill Pullman, a well know Hollywood actor, also makes an appearance as a dedicated naturalist and shows his efforts at sustainability. A wonderful, educational experience. The colours are out of this world.


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