The Fruit Hunters


The Fruit Hunters (2013)



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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 FRUIT HUNTERS travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. 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. A cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, 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. (c) Cinedigm

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Critic Reviews for The Fruit Hunters

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

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.

Jul 25, 2013 | Full Review…

Delicious doc is a notch above average foodie fare.

May 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Amid many haphazard details and much talk of obsession, the lush work by cinematographer Mark Ellam is something of a guide, sensuous and outstanding, his macro lens showing the very female wonder of fruit.

May 7, 2013 | Full Review…

More of a buffet spread than a single plate. But every morsel is worth a taste.

Nov 22, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Fruit Hunters engages and educates in a way that is almost as rich as the miraculous bounty which forms its subject.

May 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Not only very interesting but also incredibly beautiful ... it's a fun documentary, and that's a treat almost as rare as some of the exotic fruit it showcases.

May 15, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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