Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Rated PG. 94 min. Directed by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz; Collective Eye Films in association with Seneca Falls Picture Company; 2016.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies (including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto) controls over two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. This harrowing and heartening documentary follows farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers as they fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.