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Right from the front of this documentary or speculative paradigm change, "When we use these metaphors and we talk about plants having a strategy to do this or wanting this or desiring this, we are being metaphorical obviously. I mean that plants do not have consciousness but this is the fault of our own vocabulary."
What if plants to serve their purpose were manipulating us?
We select four plants to demonstrate the premise.
The four plants used to promote this viewpoint are:
We follow each plant through its history and interaction with people.
Michael Pollan's bottom line warning is to get away from monoculture.
"We are not simply standing outside the web of life. But that we are part of that web of life."
I only saw the Blu-ray version. The Aspect Ratio is 1.33:1 but you can tell that they squeezed some wider views down as many people and objects were very vertical. There are a few DVD extras that include deleted scenes, More of Michael Pollan's Interview and Perspectives form artists, humanities, and sciences.
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Another of Michael Pollen's exploration into how plants interact with humansPublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was an extremely interesting movie/documentary. The tulips were awesome and I learned a lot about potatoes as well. Really good movie!Published 3 months ago by Miles Morley
A must see for anyone who is curious about our true relationships with plants...you will never look at your garden quite the same!Published 4 months ago by L BERTHIAUME
Bought this video for a high school Economics class. The section on the "Tulip" is wonderful. Highly suggest. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anita O. Barnhart
You probably see plants on the cover thinking it's a documentary of plants. One: it is a documentary and two: plants are involved, the question is what if someone could explain to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lou