OPEN SESAME: The Story of Seeds – movie comes to Taos on June 14th!

Open Sesame Kit Carson June14th7PM

 

This awesome documentary comes to Taos for a one-time screening, at Kit Carson’s Board Room: click on the link above to see the flier, or read below. Also, you may visit: http://www.opensesamemovie.com/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds – one time screening!

At Kit Carson Board Room 118 Cruz Alta Road , June 14th 7:00 PM

Donations welcome!

Taos, New MexicoOpen Sesame – The Story of Seeds is a feature length documentary about a tiny part of the food chain with a big impact: SEEDS. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Sean Kaminsky, the film looks at the exceptional challenges that face seeds and our food supply.

According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), approximately 90 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago are gone. Heritage grain is near extinction. Meanwhile, GMO crops threaten traditional varieties via cross-contamination and patents prevent small farmers from breeding new varieties. Yet seed diversity is essential to provide food for a growing population in a changing climate.

Most people unless they garden or farm aren’t aware of the risks facing our seed supply and kitchens. This film seeks to change that by empowering people to take seeds back into their own hands in ways both small and large. After visiting Seed School at Native Seeds/SEARCH, Kaminsky decided to begin his own small seed company. “I came to Seed School to make a movie, I left wanting to start my own seed company”, the New York based filmmaker explains.

The one night only Taos screening will feature a Q&A via Skype with movie director, and local seed experts. We hope to see you there!

Contact Marleny Alfaro: moragrows@gmail.com or (575)776-3183

Notable Subjects: (these folks are easy to Google for more info)

Emigdio Ballon (Four Bridges, New Mexico)

Micaela Colley (Organic Seed Alliance, Washington State)

Matthew Dillon (Seed Matters)

Charles Eisenstein (Author of ‘Sacred Economics’)

Jim Gerritson (Organic Seed Growers Trade Alliance, Plaintiff ‘OSGATA v Monsanto’)

Jere Gettle (Baker Creek Seeds)

John Glavis (BoTierra Biodiversity Farm, California)

Ken Greene & Doug Muller (Hudson Valley Seed Library, New York)

Jeanette Hart-Mann (Seed Broadcast, New Mexico)

Eric Herm (Author ‘Son of a Farmer’ Texas)

Frederick Kaufman (Author ‘Bet the Farm’, New York)

Josh Kilmer-Purcell (Star of ‘The Fabulous Beekman Boys”, New York)

Jack Kloppenberg (Open Source Seed Initiative, Wisconsin)

Tabitha Langel (Tall Grass Prairie – Canada)

Pamm Larry (LabelGMOs.org)

CR Lawn (Founder, Fedco Seeds)

Sophia Maravell (Brickyard Educational Farm, Maryland)

Nick Maravell (Nick’s Organic Farm, Maryland)

Bill McDorman (The Rocky Mountain Seed Project/Seed School)

Frank Morton (Wild Garden Seed, Oregon)

Gary Nabhan (Acclaimed author, Arizona)

John Navazio (Organic Seed Alliance, Washington State)

Chrissie Orr (Seed Broadcast, New Mexico)

Diane Ott Whealy (Seed Savers Exchange. Iowa)

Lorrin Pang (Hawaii)

Nancy Redfeather (Kohala Center, Hawaii)

Walter Ritte (Hawaiian Activist)

Eli Rogosa (Heritage Grain Conservancy, Massachusetts)

Percy Schmesier (Saskatchewan farmer who sued Monsanto)

Vandana Shiva (Navdanya)

Jeffrey Smith (Institute for Responsible Technology)

Madhavi Sunder (Author ‘From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice’)

Ira Wallace (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Virginia)

Rowen White (Sierra Seed Cooperative, California)

William Woys Weaver (Acclaimed Food Author)

Rachel & Dave Zuckerman (Full Moon Farm, Plaintiffs ‘OSGATA v. Monsanto’, Vermont)

 

 

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