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Seed: The Untold Story

SEED: The Untold Sto­ry — Trail­er from Col­lec­tive Eye Films on Vimeo.

Win­ner of Grand Jury Prize at Nashville Film Fes­ti­val and Best in Fes­ti­val at Prince­ton Film Fes­ti­val

Seed: The Untold Sto­ry (direct­ed by Tag­gart Siegel And Jon Betz) fol­lows pas­sion­ate “seed keep­ers” who are tire­less in work­ing to pro­tect our 12,000 year-old food lega­cy. In the last cen­tu­ry, 94% of our seed vari­eties have dis­ap­peared. As biotech chem­i­cal com­pa­nies con­trol the major­i­ty of our seeds, farm­ers, sci­en­tists, lawyers and indige­nous seed keep­ers fight a David and Goliath bat­tle to defend the future of our food. In a har­row­ing and heart­en­ing sto­ry that fea­tures activists Van­dana Shi­va, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kim­brell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel, a cul­tur­al con­nec­tion to our most trea­sured resource is revived. The film presents real-life solu­tions such as local seed swaps, small biore­gion­al seed com­pa­nies, and com­mu­ni­ty seed banks that are shift­ing the par­a­digm back toward seed sov­er­eign­ty. It reminds audi­ences across all cul­tures of our shared her­itage as both chil­dren and care­ful stew­ards of the earth. Van­dana Shi­va states, “Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foun­da­tion of our being.”

Released in 2016
Run­ning time: 93 min­utes

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