The Botany of Desire
Flowers. Trees. Plants. We’ve always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us?
ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Wednesday, 10/28 at 8 p.m. on CPTV
Featuring Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world — seen from the plants' point of view. Narrated by Frances McDormand, the program shows how four familiar species — the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato — evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control.