VIDEO - Seed | The Untold Story - The Final Push
SEED will reveal the awe, wonder and hidden beauty of seeds. We have spent the last year filming an extraordinary cast of characters passionately dedicated to saving our planet’s seed diversity. Our humble thanks to all of the farmers, scientists, philosophers and seed collectors who we have met making this film. They are the visionaries and caretakers of many of the world’s remaining seeds.
In the past hundred years, 94% percent of our seed diversity has been lost.
SEED: The Untold Story, a feature-length documentary film, tells the harrowing and heartening story of humans’ 12,000-year relationship with seeds. As many irreplaceable seeds are nearing extinction, SEED unveils a David and Goliath battle for their future. The film follows an absorbing journey into “doomsday” seed vaults, the colorful dedication of seed savers, and the world of indigenous tribes, who strive to protect our sacred seed ancestry. SEED celebrates the mystery, power and essential nature of seeds. Entertaining and engaging, SEED will ignite the imagination of audiences, inspiring them to be part of a brave new movement dedicated to safeguarding our world’s sustainable future.
The beauty of the seed is out of one you can get millions. The beauty of the pollinator is that it turns that one into the millions. - Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva’s above quote inspired us to make SEED. This will be the third film in a trilogy that began with our award-winning films Real Dirt On Farmer John & Queen of the Sun. These films explore our fundamental connection to the natural world and how seeds, pollinators and small family farmers are all endangered.
Academy-Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, after seeing Queen of the Sun, was inspired to help and joined SEED as Executive Producer. She strongly believes that seeds are sacred and that they need our protection. We are honored that she is supporting this film!
From a kernel of corn to a grain of wheat, every seed carries within it the hope of the future. We can turn the issue of corporate control of our seeds around and bring back the diversity that our ancestors passed down to us. SEED will give light to that hope.
Help us finish SEED! If you choose to back this project, click on the green button to the right of the video. We have listed some great rewards and hope you enjoy them.
Every dollar contributed here is deeply appreciated. Please donate to our campaign and like a seed, spread the word to everyone you know through facebook, twitter, e-mail, and most importantly face-to-face!
Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz and the SEED Team
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