The Film Club at the Westmount Library will screen the disturbing documentary Seed: The Untold Story (2016) on Wednesday, September 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Westmount Room.
Disturbing because the documentary tells the story of what humankind has done to its main and most precious food bearers our seeds.
The synopsis reads “Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 per cent of our 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 Club meets the first Wednesday evening of the month to view and discuss a pertinent documentary. Explore other lives, places, and realities.
After each screening Katherine Kasirer, National Film Board librarian, will lead discussions.
Tickets will be available to Library members 4 weeks prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Remaining tickets will be available to the general public 1 week prior to the event. Information 514 989-5296