The Botany of Desire
Based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Originally produced for television, 2008.
Features: deleted scenes; 19 min. panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of Desire; 29 min. add'l interview with Michael Pollan.
Apples: the desire for sweetness
Apples as a commodity
Tulips: the desire for beauty
Marijuana: the desire for intoxication
The science behind marijuana
Potatoes: the desire for control
Today's potato monoculture
The web of life.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
It’s been said that it’s not humans who control their pets--it’s the other way around. The same can be said for plants, according to this fascinating PBS documentary, “The Botany of Desire.” Based on his best-selling book, Michael Pollan takes a look at four plants--the apple, tulips, marijuana,... Read More »
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