Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds is an emotional film directed by the passionate, award-winning filmmaker Sean Kaminsky. It illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food.
Providing the basis for everything from fabric to food to fuels, seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Unfortunately, corporations are co-opting seed genetics and hiding behind patent law in the process. In the past, seeds were communal - a shared resource not unlike the water we drink. A century ago things started to change.
Open Sesame looks at the extraordinary challenges that seeds face, placing our food supply at risk and threatening our farms. In it you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and activists all work to plant the seeds of information and inspiration within this film that tells the story of one of our most precious resources.
It's not too late...yet.
"This film is a seed in its own right and can play a seminal role in planting ideas that bring together food security, food sovereignty, human rights and the consumer right to know -- exactly the "big tent" we need to win this issue."- Wayne Roberts, Former Manager, Toronto Food Policy Council
"Seeds play a more integral part to our diet than one might think. No wonder Monsanto wants to get in on that racket. No wonder these people are pissed off. Watching this movie, you might wonder, 'Why aren't more?'"- Boulder Weekly
"A touching and spiritual film that will no doubt encourage discussion about the future of agriculture..." - Yes! Magazine
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