The Fruit Hunters

The Fruit Hunters

DVD - 2013
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Travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined people are with the fruits they 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama Films : Distributed in the U.S. by Cinedigm Entertainment, ♭2013
Branch Call Number: DVD DOCMNTRY FRU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
video file, DVD video, rda
laser optical, NTSC
digital, optical, stereo


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Apr 12, 2015

Excellent doc for showing the true diversity that the plant world has to offer for edible fruit. I do not usually think of Canadian film productions generally as being world class ... but this doc is!

Mar 17, 2014

This is a documentary by Quebec director Yung Chang, following a number of people that are either obsessed with fruits or in other ways associated with them. We are taken to some exotic locations, e.g. Bali, Hawaii, and this provides a good, visual break from the usual close-up looks of fruits of all kinds. Fairly high on its educational value.

Jan 09, 2014

Hohum documentary with not much details on featured fruits, exotic ones or otherwise. The dramatizations and animations were distractions. See what the fruit hunters had missed in Summary.

Dec 12, 2013

amazing and fun 2 watch

Sep 19, 2013

Great documentary about the history and future of fruit. Good for anyone interested in protecting biodiversity.


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Apr 25, 2014

Here is some fruits that the DVD missed: Sugar Apple, Mammee Apple, Cherymoya, Platonia, Cocona, Breadfruit, Duku, Safou, Jabuticaba, Noni, Marula, Salmonberry, Salak, Bael, Star Apple, Horned Melon (or cucumber), Miracle Fruit, Guarana, Ackee, Physalis, Langsat, Cherimoya, Aguaje Fruit, Monstera deliciosa, Cupuaçu, Pepino, Santol, Salak (Sanke Fruit), Bread Fruit, Noni, Ciku (Sapodilla), Water Apple, Soursop, Pulasan (cousin to Rambutan), Kaffir lime, Yang-mei ...

Some unusual mentioned in DVD but lacks video showing the fruit on plants: Pitaya, Star Fruit, Durian clusters, Mangosteen, Lychee, Langsat etc etc.

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