Seed Savers has just released “Our Seeds” , a fifty-seven minute film that celebrates traditional food plants and the people that grow them.
The film introduces those who stand at the source of humanity’s diverse food heritage. It is a David and Goliath story where resilience and persuasive logic triumph over seemingly invincible forces that control much of our food.
Seed Savers directors, Michel and Jude Fanton produced the film from a hundred and sixty hours of footage in eleven countries: Spain, France, Italy, India, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea Southern highlands and Solomon Islands.
The film features Pacific islanders as they face great challenges to their way of life, their many cultures and their traditional cultivation methodologies. They fall into the same traps as we do:- they replace innumerable varieties of root staples with modern hybrids that require pesticides and chemical fertilisers; they import low quality starch such as white rice, biscuits and noodles and risk losing their resilient food crops.This film seeks to help reverse this trend.
There are developed instructive motion graphics and a rich sound track, mostly local music recorded in the making of the film.
Audio options are original English soundtrack and Pacific Pidgin.
Subtitle options are English and French.