Fear No Fruit
Directed by Mark Brian Smith
Fear No Fruit
Frieda Caplan, "The Queen of Kiwi," was the first woman to own a business on the L.A. Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s. Over the past 50 plus years, Frieda's company has introduced more than 200 exotic fruits and vegetables to the U.S., transforming the supermarket produce department. The film chronicles Frieda's rise against the odds, introducing the Kiwifruit to America in 1962, taking the business to the next level with her two daughters at the helm, and establishing her impact on American cuisine. Set in California, from the farm to the supermarket, Fear No Fruit climaxes in San Luis Obispo at California Polytechnic State University, where a tireless 91-year-old Frieda receives an honorary doctorate, inspiring an audience of 30,000.
"Without Caplan, the American palate would be significantly blander." ***1/2 Video Librarian
- Official Selection: 2015 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Official Selection: 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Official Selection: 2015 Carmel International Film Festival
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