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Film: SEED: The Untold Story
May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm MST
Film Calls To Action Food Activists on March Against Monsanto Day: SEED: The Untold Story
On Saturday, May 20th at 7:30pm, the Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents a one-time screening of multi award-winning documentary, SEED: The Untold Story. Held in the evening the same day as the annual March Against Monsanto, Tucson food activists are all called to action to also attend this film screening and talk hosted by Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. In addition to the film there will be a talk and Q&A with Master Gardener TaliSeen Combs and Sustainable Living Educator Amadon DellErba, both food activists from Avalon Gardens who work tirelessly to foster and promote the vital importance of natural, organic farming, seed saving and heritage crops, and to educate about the insidious destructiveness of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) and the Monsanto corporate agenda of greed.
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, Raj Patel, as well as local food activist heroes, Gary Nabhan and Native Seeds/SEARCH.
“A call to action to tackle the increasingly worrying lack of diversity in our crops.” ~ Backseat Mafia
“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.”~ Sun Valley Mountain Express
The Film is 90 min. with discussion to follow. Not Rated; recommended ages 10 & up. Tickets are $10.00. Proceeds benefit Avalon Organic Gardens Internships and Educational Programs. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is located just off 4th Avenue next to the Hippie Gypsy at 330 E. 7th Street, Tucson, Arizona. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://theseaofglass.org.