Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold Story

Eco-doc following passionate seed keepers who protect our 12,000-year-old food legacy. From the producers of Grizzly Man and Little Miss Sunshine.

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.

2016Rating: PG94 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Jon Betz ('Memorize-You-Saw-It')Taggart Siegel ('The Real Dirt on Farmer John', 'Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?', 'Shadow of the Pepper Tree')
Cast:
Vandana ShivaAndrew KimbrellJane Goodall

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Seed: The Untold Story is the rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film would be better if it had fewer shots of quixotic explorers sampling jungle plants while airy music plays and more hard information.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Farming may seem prosaic to the uninitiated, but "Seed: The Untold Story" reveals the poetry present in the practice through its smallest element.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An eco-doc centred on the glories of diversity in the world's population of edible plants, Seed: The Untold Story contains just enough gourmet touches to draw foodies into the audience alongside the usual environmentalist crowd.

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