Hybrid (2000)

Genres - Science & Technology, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Biological Sciences, Social History  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Explore Milford Beeghly's obsessive quest to create hybrid corn in this playful, award winning documentary from filmmaker Monteith McCollum. Convinced that his product could play a pivotal role in ending world hunger, Beeghly began pitching it to skeptical farmers in the 1930s. Twenty years later, he was using television to get out his message, and people were starting to listen. By speaking with Beeghly and his family, McCollum simultaneously presents a rich portrait of a determined eccentric and demystifies the subject of corn hybridization.

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corn, hybrid, farmland, innovation, inspiration, obsession, Americana, farming, midwestern, plants [botany], seed, eccentric, solace