Dir. Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel | USA | 2016 | 94mins | Australian Premiere
We are currently experiencing a seed crisis of colossal proportions. In a capitalistic bid to turn seeds into commodities, global bio-technological corporations hybridise and patent seeds, compromising their genetic variance and undercutting food diversity. In the face of this, SEED: The Untold Story stands resolute; an uplifting piece of cinema that celebrates the dedicated seed-guardians, independent farmers, community seed-bank organizers, activists and academics alike that have taken on the responsibility of ensuring as many seeds as possible are protected from extinction.
SEED joyously mixes portraits of these quirky characters with fascinating interviews and sequences of splendidly inventive animation throughout. Directors Betz and Siegel paint a colourful and compelling picture of the current state of the seed industry.
Winner: Grand Jury Prize – Nashville Film Festival 2016
Winner: Environmental Award – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016
Winner: Best in Fest - Princeton Film Festival 2016
Panel: Seed and food diversity in Australia
Join the EFFA Team in the ACMI Cafe + Bar after the film and panel discussion to celebrate the conclusion of EFFA 2016 in Melbourne.