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The Botany of Desire

THE BOTANY OF DESIRE brings Michael Pollan's best-selling book to PBS, showing how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history.

The program explores the natural history of four plants – the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato – and the corresponding human desires– sweetness, beauty, intoxication and controlling nature – that link their destinies to our own.

This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan’s garden, and roams the world, from the potato fields of Idaho and Peru to the apple orchards of New England, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.

To visit the PBS web site, CLICK HERE.

Funding for The Botany of Desire was provided by the National Science Foundation, PBS, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Columbia Foundation.

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The Botany of Desire Wins a 2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award
December 16, 2011 -- Kikim Media's documentary based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book won a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award. We are honored to have been recognized in the Environment and Natural Science category of the Professional Non-Fiction Division. You can learn more about the Golden Eagle Awards at CINE's website.


To read a sampling of reviews, CLICK HERE.


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