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Seed: The Untold Story (2016)

A film about the importance of heirloom seeds to the agriculture of the world, focusing on seed keepers and activists from around the world.


Jon Betz (co-director), Taggart Siegel (co-director)

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Credited cast:
Vandana Shiva ... Herself
Andrew Kimbrell Andrew Kimbrell ... Himself
Jane Goodall ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Winona LaDuke Winona LaDuke ... Herself
Raj Patel Raj Patel ... Himself


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 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. Written by Collective Eye Films

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Which future will you grow?




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English | Hindi | Spanish

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Semente: A História por Contar See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »


Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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23 November 2016 | by michaelf876See all my reviews

Seed turned out to be a great movie. Coming into it I did not really know what to expect for the duration of the movie but came away from it a much more knowledgeable citizen on a really important and overlooked issue. I knew some of the things that some people might have been shocked to learn, for instance the mass suicides of farmers in India but I didn't know the whole picture, history and scope of the problem. I didn't know we lost so much that nature and evolution gave us (humans and animals), permanently gone. It was quite shocking to learn. I did not know much of the legalities and history that shaped what has transpired to bring us to the present situation. This movie I feel actually helps me to see this class and environmental law's importance more clearly. It (environmental law) is so important in shaping society. It really should not be hard to see for me: I took Geography 102 from Barney Warf where he repeatedly emphasizes that space (the environment) is intricately/interrelated (linked) to time and obviously us, and we are in turn influenced by it, in our culture, beliefs, distribution, etc. That is not hyperbole, it is the truth. On that note, I think the movie does a good job of not trying to depict itself as overly important or epic in importance. It doesn't need to as it seems to just give the audience the information (from a more environmental viewpoint, but like I said earlier, the environment is the whole biosphere (or ecosphere if you want) of the earth from our human point of view) and let them form their own opinions but mostly just getting people interested and more knowledgeable on the subject, which is exactly what is needed.

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