Featuring Ken Love of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers!
A cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, THE FRUIT HUNTERS travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat.
You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the dizzying new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight).
The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit hunters dedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture.
THE FRUIT HUNTERS will change not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship to the natural world.
"Hearing the personalities describe the transcendent tastes of different fruits has me wanting to hop the next plane to Hawaii just to taste a water apple." Stephanie Merry - Washington Post
Awards & Festivals:
Jury Prize - International Environment Film Festival - Paris
Official Selection, IDFA 2012
Official Selection, Toronto Real Asian International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection, BERLINALE 2013
Official Selection, Palm Spring International Film Festival 2013