Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
On Sunday, December 4th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the award-winning documentary, Seed: The Untold Story. The screening will be preceded at 6:30pm by a reception featuring food and drink in the Emerson lobby and the third annual Bozeman Doc Series silent auction featuring items from sponsors such as The Lark, The Emerson Grill, Bozeman Spirits, and more. The event is being co-sponsored by Western Sustainability Exchange and Planet Natural.
Seed: The Untold Story is a fascinating look at the complex history and current state of the world’s seed diversity.
In the last century, 94% of the world’s 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. The film features interviews with Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke, Raj Patel and more.
Since the film’s world premiere earlier this year at the DC Environmental Film Festival, Seed: The Untold Story has screened at over 30 international film festivals, winning 8 awards and receiving widespread critical acclaim.
“This is a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as it’s subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds.” - Los Angeles Times
“The most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc. “ - NYC Movie Guru
“A rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft. It’s a wonder of photography, animation, and sound, and it’s a testament to its editors that the many interviews with activists and scientists are compelling and informative, sometimes even poetic.” - Village Voice
Doors open at 6:00 pm, the reception and silent auction begin at 6:30pm, and the film begins at 7pm.
The silent auction will include: gift certificates to The Lark, The Emerson Grill, Dave’s Sushi, Red Tractor Pizza, and Indulgence, gift baskets from Bozeman Spirits, an excellent collection of new books from The Country Bookshelf, one massage from Reintegrative Massage, passes and schwag from the Bozeman Doc Series, a subscription to Rocky Mountain Gardening magazine and a copy of The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds by Cheryl Moore-Gough. This year, we also have one amazing new item: one night of skiing for up to 30 people under the lights at Bear Canyon Ski Area (hosted by Mount Ellis Academy) – perfect for a company retreat or simply a night out for you and your 29 closest friends.
Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at www.bozemandocseries.org, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue every other Sunday through Christmas. Starting January 12, the series will move to every other Thursday through April.
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