Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.
SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. 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. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
SEED’s Executive Producers are Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). Our previous films include the theatrically released, multi-award winning documentaries, Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (New York Times Critic’s Pick) and The Real Dirt on Farmer John.
SEED is the winner of the Discovery Channel Environmental Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest and won the Grand Jury Prize at Nashville International Film Festival and Best in Festival at Princeton Environmental Film Festival. SEED participated in Britdoc’s GOOD PITCH New York 2014 and Hot Docs Deal Maker 2014. We are supported by the Fledgling Fund, Patagonia, The Filmmaker Fund, Grant and are fellows of the Fledgling Outreach and Engagement
94 min/ USA / 2016