“Seed: The Untold Story”
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. This fascinating feature-length documentary follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy, while also examining issues surrounding the loss of seed diversity, climate change, pesticides, GMO labeling and the patenting and corporate takeover of seeds and food. Produced by Marisa Tomei’s Seneca Falls Picture House, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). Before the film, fifth graders from Palouse Prairie Charter School, as part of a class project on the loss of biodiversity, will perform an art and poetry piece to showcase their knowledge, inspire others, and give a voice to the endangered animals within the biomes they researched.