Seed: The Untold Story DVD
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. 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 heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connect to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
DVD 94min. Subtitles: Spanish, French, Italian
Very important movie
I bought this as a gift for gardening extended family. A great overview and history of the importance of saving our heritage seeds. A great cast of seed stewards, Vandana Shiva, Bill Mc Dorman and many lesser known seed stewards tell their stories about how important keeping our seed heritage in the hands of the people is. The film lays out the plight of where we are as a society concerning our seeds. Covers what’s been lost, what we are now saving and how important it is to keep seed sovereignty in the hands of those that have bred and stewarded these irreplaceable treasures. The film visits many people, especially indigenous tribal communities and the elders that have saved these seeds for generations. This is a film that needs to be shown in every public and private school. This history needs to be shared and saved, especially keeping the seeds out of the hands of greedy control ***** multinational chemical companies. It’s way important to start and support smaller regional seed companies, that are family owned or started by passionate seed keepers. I first saw this film in Santa Rosa Ca at one of the National Heirloom Expos, it is a moving and super important film that deserves the many awards it has won. Buy this and share it, or buy multiple copies and circulate it everywhere to interested people, schools and so on. Great film to own.