SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

| 2016 | 94 minutes | | ,
Directed by Taggart Siegel , Jon Betz

Sunday November 13, 2016


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Taggart Siegel , Jon Betz

Vandana Shiva, Andrew Kimbrell, Jane Goodall

Special guest speaker afterwards — Carol Koury, Sow True Seed

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. 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. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.seed_still_1

Carol Koury, Sow True Seed

Carol, a life long gardener and food activist, is founder of Sow True Seed, an open-pollinated, heirloom and organic vegetable, herb and flower seed company based in Asheville, North Carolina.  She came to this business after years as an activist for women’s health and the environment. Carol is dedicated to improving access to good food by providing open-pollinated seed (seed that can be saved and replanted) and by educating people about where their food comes from.  She wants people to remember that Seed=Food and therefore whoever controls the sale of seed, controls the access to food. In the past year, the largest purveyors of seed have condensed so that 3 enormous chemical companies now control over half of all seed/food sold in the world.  Eaters beware!  Carol has lived on the Vineyard for more than 40 years. 

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“A rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft…a wonder.” -Village Voice

"An eco-doc centered on the glories of diversity in the world's population of edible plants, Seed: The Untold Story contains just enough gourmet touches to draw foodies into the audience alongside the usual environmentalist crowd." -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporterseed_still_4

All Photos Courtesy of Collective Eye Films

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