36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

SEED: The Untold Story

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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


Sunday, November 6


3:45 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B

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Film Info

Director: Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz

Runtime: 94 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke, Raj Patel.