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 ... Self
Andrew Kimbrell Andrew Kimbrell ... Self
Jane Goodall ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Winona LaDuke Winona LaDuke ... Self
Raj Patel ... Self
Jeffrey M. Smith ... Self


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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In Seed: The Untold Story food commodification means bad news
22 September 2016 | by anadena-28348See all my reviews

Our earth is a delicate, sensitive, living, breathing organism that needs the care and attention we have not given it. Taking it for granted and wishing to control nature have been the markers of modern life. However, ancestral knowledge always recognized the importance of maintenance of that ecosystem that supports our life. In Seed: The Untold Story, Directors Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz take us back to rethink that important relationship of communing with the earth that feeds us. "Seeds are living embryos. They have a lifespan," says a farmer in a voice over. There is a deep connection between these farmers and their seeds, which they see as living things that start a movement, blossoming into life and then sustenance. Read more of my review here: https://indieethos.com/2016/09/22/seed/

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English | Hindi | Spanish

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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SEED: The Untold Story See more »

Filming Locations:

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$650,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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