Gaia is pleased to be partnering with Collective Eye Films on the UK release of the award-winning documentary, SEED: The Untold Story, from filmmakers Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz. SEED: The Untold Storywill open Saturday, April 22nd at 6pm at the Bertha DocHouse. A Q&A with director, Taggart Siegel will follow. SEED will also be at the Covent Garden ODEON, Monday, April 24, 6:30pm. Visit the film website for a complete list of screenings in the United Kingdom. If you can’t find a screening near you, become a ‘Movie Captain’ to promote one locally using the cinema on demand platform, Demand.Film.
Following the success of their earlier films,THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN and QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are The Bees Telling Us? the award-winning documentary SEED: The Untold Story completes a trilogy of films that uncovers the invisible connections between our food and the natural world. Watch the trailer here. The film is an excellent accompaniment to Gaia’s Seeds of Freedom trilogy.
About the Film
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. S EED: 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. The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway juggernaut of industrial agriculture and the ecological, cultural, and spiritual destruction in its wake, seeds offer us a profound chance to restore mutual harmony between people and planet. They are the eternal promise of an abundant new world waiting to be born.
SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel. SEED: The Untold Story is Executive Produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man).