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Open Sesame

The Story of Seeds

One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. This film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: seeds. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink, but given far less attention.

Over the past one hundred years seeds have shifted from being common heritage to sovereign property. This film tells the story of seeds by following the challenges and triumphs of some of their stewards and advocates.

Director(s): M. Sean Kaminsky
Production: M. Sean Kaminsky
Music: Lee Brooks
Actors: Vandana Shiva, Diane Ott Whealy, Charles Eisenstein, Addie Nevitt, Ken Greene, Tabitha Langel, Eric Hem, John Glavis, Nancy Redfeather, Jere Gettle, Eva Rose, Rowen White, Isaura Andaluz, Gerard Beekman, Carl Kaminsky, Sheila Kaminsky
 
Year: 2014
Duration: 82 min
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Canada, India, United States
 
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Main topic(s): Genetic Engineering + Seeds
Mentions: seed seeds intensive farming agriculture organic farmers patents Monsanto corn extinct diversity climate change monoculture pesticides experiment disease Navdanya GMO commitment hybrid
Topic Page(s): Genetic Engineering + Seeds

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