Seeds of Time

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally.

Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

Director(s): Sandy McLeod
Production: Sandy McLeod, Dallas Brennan, Stanley F. Buchthal, Abigail E. Disney, Chiemi Karasawa, J.D. Marlow, Emily Triantaphyllis, Hungry, Fork Films, isotopefilms
Music: Kris Bowers
Actors: Cary Fowle, Mariano Suta Apucusi, Pamela Anderson, Alejandro Argumedo, Lino Mamani Marca, John Torgrimson, Diane Ott Whealy, Nolberto Palomino Ccana, Luigi Guarino, Paul Smith, John Bamberg, Chico Fernandez, Janny Van Beem
Year: 2013
Duration: 77 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): French, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Czech
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Norway, Peru, Russia, United States
Screening rights: Kino Lorber (United States)
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Main topic(s): Genetic Engineering + Seeds
Secondary topics: biodiversity food security industrial agriculture climate natural disasters interconnection
Mentions: biodiversity supermarket seed monoculture harvesting climate change food security famine Svalbard Norway FAO UN Russia indigenous Iraq Afghanistan seed bank
Topic Page(s): Genetic Engineering + Seeds

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