This is what author Michael Pollan says about his documentary The Botany of Desire … it is very much about getting in our heads, according to his interview in the most recent Organic Gardening. PBS will air the documentary Wednesday, October 28 at 8 pm. The film is based on Pollan’s book of the same name, and if you take the time to follow the preview link, you’ll see the photography alone makes the show a must watch.
But before you watch, read the Organic Gardening interview and follow the video links about the history of achieving funding for the documentary, or Pollan speaking about the four documentary topics – apples, tulips, cannabis, and potatoes – PBS provides … they’re sure to tweak your desire and give you some hints about Pollan’s thinking.
Here are the local, CPTV listings. Check PBS.org for links to other public broadcasting stations and their broadcast times.
The Botany of Desire
Wednesday, October 28, 8:00pm
Thursday, October 29, 1:00am
Friday, October 30, 3:00am
Monday, November 2, 3:00am
If you’re like me and have not yet read Pollan’s books, I bet you add them to your to-read list. If you’ve read his books, and particularly The Botany of Desire, share your thoughts below.