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SEED: The Untold Story (2016)

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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.

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

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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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.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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The film would be better if it had fewer shots of quixotic explorers sampling jungle plants while airy music plays and more hard information.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Seed: The Untold Story is the rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Though not perfect, this is yet another beautiful documentary from the folks that brought us Queen of the Sun and The Real Dirt on Farmer John.

October 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Hollywood Report Card

A model of scientific insight, story-telling and cinematic panache that reminds us that the future of life under capitalism is guarded at best.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…
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