Hybrid (2001)



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Explore Milford Beeghly's obsessive quest to create hybrid corn in this playful, award winning documentary from filmmaker Monteith McCollum. Convinced that his product could play a pivotal role in ending world hunger, Beeghly began pitching it to skeptical farmers in the 1930s. Twenty years later, he was using television to get out his message, and people were starting to listen. By speaking with Beeghly and his family, McCollum simultaneously presents a rich portrait of a determined eccentric and demystifies the subject of corn hybridization.

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Critic Reviews for Hybrid

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

A P.O.V. character study that doubles as a grade-school introduction to agriculture.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

An acquired taste but worth the effort.

Jan 29, 2002

Hybrid is a loving, quirky documentary.

May 10, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A stunning documentary that itself plays as a hybrid of something dreamed-up by Errol Morris and the Brothers Quay.

Jul 2, 2003 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The director, Monteith McCollum, has created a living, breathing film, as interesting and moving as any fictional film.

Mar 16, 2003 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Fascinating if somewhat sluggish documentary.

Dec 8, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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