Arts Calendar

Feb 12

International Film Forum: SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

From site: International Film Forum

Part of the Ecological and Civilizatory Crisis: Envisioning a Sustainable Future and an Equitable and Fair World Series

Monday, February 12th, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Weitz Cinema
International Film Forum presents SEED

SEED: The Untold Story (2016) by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz

Presenter: Constanza Ocampo-Raeder, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College

Theme: The Food Industry

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.

Round Table: Food Recovery Network and Food Truth, two campus organizations that are passionate about sustainable agriculture and food justice

Sponsored by International Film Forum. Contact: Farrah Pribyl, x5567