UPDATE: You did it. We did it. It’s all happening. Through an outpour of generosity from the community, “SEED: The Untold Story” will be brought to life, and it’s all because of people like you.
We all know “you are what you eat” — but most of us don’t actually pay attention to what we’re eating, or take the time to learn where it came from, what it’s gone through, and the effect it will have on our future. That’s where “SEED: The Untold Story” and the filmmaking duo of Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz (a.k.a. Collective Eye Films) come in. Together they have compiled a fantastic team, including Academy-Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, to demystify the hidden history and the compromised future of seeds.
Easy to take advantage of, but elemental to our survival, seeds have gotten themselves into a bind. Or, rather, we humans have put them in a bind, securely between a rock and a hard place. In the past hundred years alone, 94% percent of the world’s seed diversity has been lost. In a day and age where genetically modified foods are a normalcy and convenience is king, we forget just how incredibly necessary the building blocks of life are to our continued existence.
Perhaps Jon and Taggart said it best: “From a kernel of corn to a grain of wheat, every seed carries within it the hope of the future. We can turn the issue of corporate control of our seeds around and bring back the diversity that our ancestors passed down to us. SEED will give light to that hope.”
Please consider lending your support to the Collective Eye team, and help bring “SEED: The Untold Story” to life.
Learn more about the film and donate to the cause at kickstarter.com.