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Documentary ‘SEED: The Untold Story’ Asks — Which Future Will You Grow?

SEED: The Untold Story is a  feature-length documentary film that examines the disappearance of seed varieties. We hear from a passionate bunch of seed keepers determined to reconnect our culture with seeds.

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Gorgeous animations within the film. (Image: Collective Eye Films /Vimeo via Screenshot)

We learn that 94 percent of our seed varieties have disappeared since the 20th century. Biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds.

There are farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers (Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke, and Raj Patel) determined to protect our 12,000-year-old food legacy.

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Few things on Earth are as vital as seeds. (Image: Collective Eye Films /Vimeo via Screenshot)

SEED also looks at climate change, pesticides, GMO labeling, and the patenting and corporate takeover of seeds and food.

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‘Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.’ Vandana Shiva. (Image: Collective Eye Films /Vimeo via Screenshot)

The film is directed by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz, who worked together on the award-winning documentary Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, a film that examines how the disappearance of bees affects the planet.

There are quite a few big names behind the documentary — Executive Producer Phil Fairclough, known for producing documentaries by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams); Marc Turtletaub, known for producing independent films (Little Miss Sunshine); and Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei.

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450 cities march against Monsanto. (Image: Collective Eye Films /Vimeo via Screenshot)

The film seems to have done well throughout the festival circuit. Here is some of the feedback:

 Georgia Straight

— Hollywood Report Card

As ever more varieties of food crop die out, seedsavers are stepping in to rescue endangered plants. (Image: Collective Eye Films /Vimeo via Screenshot)

As ever more varieties of food crop die out, seed-savers are stepping in to rescue endangered plants. (Image: Collective Eye Films /Vimeo via Screenshot)

— Kino-Eye

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Mandala made from seeds. (Image: Collective Eye Films /Vimeo via Screenshot)

— Missourian Independent

For more on the film, visit SEED: The Untold Story website.

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