The Seeds of Vandana Shiva
Co-Presented by Native Seeds/SEARCH
THURSDAY, APRIL 6 AT 7:30PM
Regular Admission Prices
Don’t miss this special Science on Screen presentation of the acclaimed documentary, The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, featuring a live introduction/discussion on local seed conservation by Dr. Andrea Carter, AG Outreach & Education Manager at Native Seeds/SEARCH!
How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become an internationally-renowned activist and the world’s most powerful opponent of Monsanto? The award-winning documentary The Seeds of Vandana Shiva presents the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist, Vandana Shiva. A classic David versus Goliath tale, the film shows how Vandana, a brilliant scientist, became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international organic food movement. (Dir. by Camilla Denton Becket & James Becket, 2021, USA/Australia, 82 mins., Not Rated)
Dr. Andrea Yasmeen Carter (Powhatan Renape/Amazigh), leads Outreach and Education at Native Seeds/SEARCH. With a background in Plant Science and crop adaptations to drought, she works with farmers and community producers throughout the Southwest in support of seed saving, seed banking, and arid land agriculture. At this screening, ,she will be presenting on the importance of regional seed conservation.
Native Seeds/SEARCH is a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Their mission is to conserve and promote the arid-adapted crop diversity of the Southwest in support of sustainable farming and food security. Native Seeds/SEARCH seeks to find, protect and preserve the seeds of the people of the Greater Southwest so that these arid adapted crops may benefit all peoples and nourish a changing world.
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