Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds (2014, 82 min.) is a documentary describing the status of the world's seed supply: our dependence on it, its declining diversity, and who is seeking to control it all. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink, but according to the UN's FAO approximately 90 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago no longer exist today. Heirloom seeds are continually being lost forever. Meanwhile, corporations using acquisitions, patent law, and threats are seeking to control this aspect of nature's heritage to us. Six corporate-owned seed suppliers now account for 82% of the world-wide market. This film will connect you with farmers, renegade gardeners, individual and group seed savers, and seed activists. It will suggest some of the things you individually can do to help save this essential, precious resource of nature. (ref: adapted from www.opensesamemovie.com)
Please join us for the film's showing. It's FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray cost of screening rights gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.
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