Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B
SEED: The Untold Story2016. USA. 94 min.
Director: Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz Featuring: Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke, Raj Patel.
Preceded by the short film Home is Where the Farm is (5 min.)
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, yet 94% of seed varieties have disappeared in the last century. Directors Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz follow the passionate seed keepers fighting a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of a 12,000-year-old food legacy. These reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to this most treasured resource and revive a culture, even as biotech chemical companies continue to control more and more of the seed industry with genetically identical crops. Introduction by Manuel Lerdau (UVA)
Supported by Charlottesville Tomorrow and the UVA Food Collaborative