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Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold Story FFF 2016
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  • Directed by: Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz
  • USA, 2016, 93 minutes
  • In English
  • Southeast premiere/2nd US showing
  • Rated Unrated

“Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.” --Vandana Shiva.

In the last 100 years, 94% of our seed varieties have vanished. Facing this alarming decline, filmmakers Siegel and Betz (The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Queen of the Sun) take us on a fascinating, artful exploration of seeds. You will meet captivating, crazy, colorful people who are true crusaders for maintaining seed varieties facing extinction. They are pitted in a David-and-Goliath battle with industrial seed companies. (Monsanto, anyone?) You will journey into astonishing seed banks; you will visit the Hopi Nation—“The People of the Corn”; you will see the devastating effects of seed test plots in verdant Hawaii; and you will learn the dramatic story of seeds, the basis of life on earth. Along with the filmmakers, executive producers Marisa Tomei and Marc Turtletaub are on a mission in this inspiring work.