Shroom Boom (Or Bust)

Documentary
English

Every summer, thousands of people flock to the remote forests of the Northwest Territories in search of a crop potentially worth a lot of cash. These nomadic pickers, are in search of the mysterious morel mushroom – an ingredient sought after by some of the finest chefs in the world. For reasons scientists, climatologists, botanists, and seasoned pickers can't explain, the morel mushroom magically appears the year following a forest fire. In this one-hour documentary, VICE sends Adam Gollner to northern Canada, to investigate the underground market of the elusive morel and see why these nomadic pickers have a reputation for being wilder than the mushrooms they hunt.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Vice Productions (Mush Rush) Inc.