Everything Is Connected

Natural or biological medicine acknowledges the interdependence of all living things – a concept at the heart of the PBS documentary of Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire.

Flowers. Trees. Plants. We’ve always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Using this provocative question as a jumping off point, The Botany of Desire takes viewers on an exploration of our relationship with the plant world – seen from the plants’ point of view.

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With [author Michael] Pollan as on-screen guide, The Botany of Desire explores what he calls the “dance of domestication” between people and plants. By exploring the history of…four familiar plants, the film seeks to answer the question: Who really has been domesticating whom?

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