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Seed Screening and Seed Swap at The Loft Cinema

Feb 01, 2017 08:56PM

The Loft Cinema will present a special screening of Seed: The Untold Story, at 2 p.m., February 5, featuring a seed swap on the patio starting at 12:30 p.m. A post-film discussion will be held with film subject Bill McDorman, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, and representatives from the Seed Library at the Pima County Public Library and Native Seed/SEARCH.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, which have been 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 percent 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. Featuring Tucson’s own Native Seed/SEARCH, Seed: The Untold Story includes appearances by Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Location: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. For more information, call 520-795-7777, email I[email protected] or visit LoftCinema.org. See ad, page 30.

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