argylesock says… This film looks interesting, doesn’t it? You can scroll down for links to it and to a trailer about it. So far, I’ve only watched the trailer.
The film Seeds of Freedom is a short documentary examining the impact of changing conceptions of seed from traditional farming systems through industrialization and genetic modification. Coming in at just 30 minutes, the film offers a powerful critique of industrial agriculture and its control over the seed. It also boasts an all-star cast, incorporating interviews from traditional farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as international experts like Vandana Shiva of Navdanya, Henk Hobbelink of GRAIN, Zac Goldsmith (Conservative MP, Britain), Canadian farmer Percy Scmeiser, Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace, Gathuru Mburu of the African Biodiversity Network, Liz Hoskin of the Gaia Foundation, and Caroline Lucas (Green MP, Britain).
The strength of the film really centers on its exploration of the impact of the transition from an emphasis son seed sharing and the local exchange of seed knowledge to a system of private control…
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