Featuring a seed swap on the patio starting at 12:30pm, and a post-film discussion with film subject Bill McDorman, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, and representatives from the Seed Library at the Pima County Public Library and Native Seeds/SEARCH!
“The most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc.” – Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, which have been worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting 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, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Featuring Tucson’s own Native Seeds/SEARCH, Seed: The Untold Story includes appearances by Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel. (Dir. by Jon Betz & Taggart Siegel, 2016, USA, in English/Hindi/Spanish with subtitles, 94 mins., Not Rated)