"[SEED] is a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as its subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds."
- Los Angeles times
“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...”
“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."
“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.”
“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…”
“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 “
“ 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“
“ Offers wide appeal. These are darn sexy cucumbers and artichokes. The history of the world is formed by these humble tubers and corns.. “
“ 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“
"a call to action to tackle the increasingly worrying lack of diversity in our crops"
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."
"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."