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Ecoflicks & SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY
Sun. 6 November 2016, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm AEST
Ecoflicks showcases short films that tell the stories important to us all, featuring unique insights into how communities and individuals engage in environmental and humanitarian issues. The Noosa Integrated Catchment Association together with NIFF invite you to join us for this special screening of the winning Ecoflicks entries, followed by the Australian premiere of SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY.
Ecoflicks Short Film Official Selection includes:
PATH OF POSSIBILITIES
Leah Hays | Australia
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
Sarah Khan | Pakistan
FOREST NOT FREEWAY
Emelia Ebejer | Australia
WE LIVE UNDERWATER
Hendrik S. Schmitt | Germany
Heather Mooney | United States
Jilli Rose | Australia
CITIZEN TO ACTIVIST
David Lowe & Eve Jeffery | Australia
Camille Wainer | United States
SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY
Documentary | 94 mins | Australian premiere
Directed and Produced by Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz
Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. 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 biotech 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.
SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY features a combination of interviews, archival footage, and animation to tell a compelling narrative about the seed industry. By the end of the film, every viewer will understand the magic of seeds and the importance of growing one's own life force.
It is the third film in a trilogy that began with the award-winning films Real Dirt On Farmer John & Queen of the Sun. These films explore our fundamental connection to the natural world and how seeds, pollinators and small family farmers are all endangered. SEED is executive produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).
No refunds or exchanges so please choose carefully. Films are restricted to persons 15 years of age and over. Films may contain adult themes, sexual references, coarse language and violence. Program is subject to change without notice. Festival T&Cs apply (niff.com.au).