Catalogue


The botany of desire [videorecording] /
produced and directed by Michael Schwarz ; produced by Kikim Media.
imprint
[United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2009.
description
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0793670845, 9780793670840
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
More Details
imprint
[United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2009.
isbn
0793670845
9780793670840
standard identifier
841887010856
publisher #
TBOD601
contents note
Introduction -- Apples: the desire for sweetness -- Apples as a commodity -- Tulips: the desire for beauty -- Breeding tulips -- Marijuana: the desire for intoxication -- The science behind marijuana -- Potatoes: the desire for control -- Today's potato monoculture -- The web of life.
credits note
Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco; edited by Don Bernier and Gail Huddleson; original score, Martin Bresnick
general note
Based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.)
Originally produced for television, 2008.
Release date: Nov. 3, 2009.
Title from container.
performer
Michael Pollan, host ; narrated by Frances McDormand.
abstract
Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.
language note
Closed-captioned.
catalogue key
6984122
target audience
Rating: TV-PG.
technical details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem