Movie screening: Seed - the untold story
- Event status
- January 18, 2018 - 19:30
- January 18, 2018 - 21:30
The start of a new year is the perfect time to plant some seeds of change! This exciting documentary dives deep into the importance of heirloom seeds to the agriculture of our planet, focusing on seed keepers and activists from around the world.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real
sense, they are life itself.
Yet in our modern world, these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger. The movie dives deep into the effects of modern agriculture and other forces on our seed diversity, and what we can do about it. Alternatives are presented, and we receive a big wake up call on this exciting topic.
After the screening, there is room for questions and to have an open discussion. We will present some of the latest developments on the topic since the movie was published and look forward to hearing your opinions!