Seed: The Untold Story
I'm helping bring this movie to the Chicagoland Western Burbs on Monday, February 27th, at 7:30pm at Warrenville's Cantera 17 Theater! Pre-order tickets are a must and can be ordered for $11 here. You can also watch the trailer from the same link (its on the right side of the page). I will also be presenting a short introduction before the film!
I cannot tell you how excited I am for this movie. Ok, it's true, I'm a documentary junkie, but really, this movie is so important in getting the word out about what is happening to our food supply across the world.
Did you know that in the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared?!
Seed: The Untold Story is an award winning documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the future of our food. 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.
The film features Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, and Winona LaDuke as they take us on a journey to rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connect to seeds.
In our current culture, seeds are under constant threat: not only from co-mingling with GMO varieties, but also from our own government! For example, libraries who hosted "seed exchanges" have been increasingly under fire like this one in Minnesota. This has driven seed savers and traders underground.
I belong to a small seed exchange group that spreads the date of our exchange by word of mouth. Sharing seeds with your neighbors has come under potential threat! Saving seeds is subversive.
Please join me in celebrating the humble and powerful seed with the viewing of this new film! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you, and discussing their importance.
Monday, February 27th
$11 (Pre-order only! No tickets sold at the door!)