"ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FILMS TO SCREEN  THIS YEAR. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” - KINO EYE

94% of our seed diversity has disappeared.

 

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. 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 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 is Executive Produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). 

 

See seed in theaters & host your own screening

CLICK FIND A SCREENING TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF SCREENINGS AROUND THE worlD.

VIEW THE MAP ON THE RIGHT AND ENTER YOUR CITY TO FIND U.S. THEATERS ONLY.

We are very excited that theaters across the U.S are showing SEED: The Untold Story. 

If it's not in your town, you can help bring SEED to your local cinema through GATHR films. Click below to learn how you can become a MOVIE CAPTAIN in your town. Your role as a MOVIE CAPTAIN is to enroll your community to come to experience SEED in the theater and create a seed movement. We will provide a COMMUNITY OUTREACH TOOLKIT to help you move forward.  There is no cost to you.

For a GATHR screening to tip, at least 70 tickets must be purchased in advance for the screening to happen. A green dot on the map means a screening has “tipped” or that it will happen. Please purchase your ticket early so these screenings can happen!

 

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“IT'S THE MOST ESSENTIAL, ILLUMINATING AND ENRAGING FILM SINCE FOOD, INC.

-AVI OFFER, NYC MOVIE GURU

 

“RARE DOCUMENTARY FROM FILMMAKERS WHO ARE NOT JUST CAPABLE BUT ALSO IN LOVE WITH THEIR CRAFT...A WONDER...”

-VILLAGE VOICE

 

“PURE ART, GLOWING AND SMOLDERING WITH FECUND LIFE.”

-MOTIF, RHODE ISLAND WEEKLY

 

“A SUPERB DOCUMENTARY…VISUALLY STUNNING...A MODEL OF SCIENTIFIC INSIGHT, STORY-TELLING AND CINEMATIC PANACHE THAT REMINDS US THAT THE FUTURE OF LIFE UNDER CAPITALISM IS GUARDED AT BEST."

-REC.ARTS.MOVIE.REVIEWS

 

“A BOLDLY CREATIVE AND ETHICALLY ROBUST DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PROTECTING THE FOOD SUPPLY.”

-SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE

 

“AN ECO-DOC CENTERED 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.”

-HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

“A BRILLIANTLY FILMED, SCRIPTED, AND DIRECTED DOCUMENTARY THAT WE ALL SHOULD PROBABLY VIEW. THE FRANK TESTIMONIAL APPROACH USED IN THIS FILM TELLS A VERY COMPELLING STORY…”

-THEATER BYTES

 

“THE FRIGHTENING BEAUTY OF SEED IS THE CLARITY WITH WHICH IT DEFINES THE MISSION OF SEED-SAVERS -- MAINTAINING AGRICULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS, WHATEVER THE WORLD THEY INHERIT; IT'S BLUNTLY PERSUASIVE.”

-FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

 

“  …..A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART, CAREFUL, DEEPLY COLORED, AND POETIC…..“

HOLLYWOOD REPORT CARD

 

“ A SYMPHONY OF HOPE “

ANCHORAGE PRESS

 

“ YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO SEE THIS FILM“

WHOLE LIFE TIMES

 

"A VISUAL SONG. BETZ AND SIEGEL TAKE THINGS THAT MOST PEOPLE SEE AS MUNDANE... AND MAKE THEM SENSUOUS, DAZZLING AND STUNNING. IT’S HARD TO MAKE AN IMPERFECT THING THAT HAS COME FROM THE GROUND LOOK AS PRECIOUS AS THE RAREST OF GEMS, BUT THAT’S WHAT THIS FILM DOES.”

-LEAH’S MOVIE LOW DOWN

 


"CHRONICLES THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SOMETHING THAT'S ABSOLUTELY ELEMENTAL TO HUMAN EXISTENCE...PORTLAND FILMMAKERS JON BETZ AND TAGGART SIEGEL DELIVER A WAKE-UP CALL“

GEORGIA STRAIGHT

 

“ OFFERS WIDE APPEAL. THESE ARE DARN SEXY CUCUMBERS AND ARTICHOKES. THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IS FORMED BY THESE HUMBLE TUBERS AND CORNS.. “  

INK 9

 

“ AMBITIOUS...A TRIUMPH...ENHANCED BY A DIVERSITY THAT MIRRORS THE FILM’S CENTRAL MESSAGE: THAT MAINTAINING DIVERSITY IN OUR SEED STOCKS IS CRUCIAL TO OUR SURVIVAL. THIS SPECIAL FILM BRINGS A REVIVAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS AROUND SEEDS“

DINA MAGAZINE

 

"A CALL TO ACTION TO TACKLE THE INCREASINGLY WORRYING LACK OF DIVERSITY IN OUR CROPS"

BACKSEAT MAFIA

 

“MUST-SEE DOCUMENTARY”

CAPE COD ONLINE

 

“ THIS FILM STANDS OUT AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FILMS TO SCREEN AT THIS YEAR’S [SHEFFIELD DOCUMENTARY] FESTIVAL. THE FILM IS ELEGANTLY STRUCTURED ... A DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN DOOM AND GLOOM AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.  WITH COMPELLING STORYTELLING AND ILLUMINATING THE PASSION AND SOLID SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE BEHIND THE ARGUMENT PRESENTED IN THE FILM. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."

KINO-EYE

 

"A CALL TO ARMS ABOUT THE NEED FOR SEED DIVERSITY ...TAKES AUDIENCES ON A GORGEOUSLY FILMED AND CREATIVELY ANIMATED ADVENTURE...SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF A COLORFUL CAST OF CHARACTERS. "

IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS

 

“ THIS FILM TAKES WHAT MIGHT SEEM LIKE MUNDANE SUBJECT MATTER AND TURNS IT INTO A POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUE CHOCK-FULL OF CHARACTERS WHO COULD BE PULLED FROM A ROBINSON CRUSOE ADVENTURE BOOK...A FILM THAT OFFERS EXQUISITE SURPRISES."   

 MISSOULIAN INDEPENDENT

 

 

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