Seeds of Sovereignty shows that farmers around the world have saved and bred an unimaginable wealth of seed diversity to meet their many different challenges, but as corporate seed and chemicals replace farmers’ own ingenuity, this diversity is steadily disappearing. Reviving farmers’ in-depth knowledge of how to save and adapt seed is critical, and the film is aimed to encourage others to do so by setting out the key stages in this process.
Through interviews and stunning cinematography from across the continent, the 35-minute film unpacks an approach aligned to the principles of the growing global food sovereignty movement and provides a guide for anyone looking to revive traditional, diversity rich, seed and farming systems around the world.
Seeds of Sovereignty is the follow-up to the 2012 film Seeds of Freedom, narrated by British actor Jeremy Irons. Seeds of Freedom challenged the global corporate agenda to control and monopolise the food and farming sector, most particularly through genetically modified seed. It has achieved global success and is used by anti-GM campaigners across the globe.
Films produced by The Gaia Foundation, the African Biodiversity Network, MELCA Ethiopia and GRAIN.
Find out more and watch more films at seedsoffreedom.info
Global agriculture has changed more in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000. Nowhere is this conflict more poignant than in the story of seed.
A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons.
Produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN.
Produced & Directed by Jess Phillimore
Camera – Jess Phillimore, Jason Taylor, Damian Prestidge.
The film is also available with French, Portuguese, Romanian or Spanish subtitles on the website.
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I wish videos about tea were that sexy. SERIOUSLY.
Some coffee, some nature, some love.
HOME by Florian Döring.
Music: A Fair Exchange by Meursault.
Momondo did an infographic of 40 coffee drinks around the world. I first discovered a French version on their website, and a few days after I had published the link, I received this amazing English version of “40 coffees to try in 29 countries” from Lucie, their Digital Marketing Executive for French Markets. How fantastic is that? THANK YOU SO MUCH, Lucie!
Découvrez ce qu’est un cimbalino, un karsk ou un ça phe trung avec ce tour du monde en 40 cafés par Momondo!
Coffee Infographic sources:
Roasting and brewing coffee at Anthracite Coffee Roasters in Seoul.
Directed by VACANTWORKS
Filming & Edit JUNG SEUNGMIN, YUN KISEOK
Music by Patience, Oregon – Great Horned Owl
Yesterday, I went to visit my friends at Café Lomi, located at number 3ter rue Marcadet, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It is a pleasure to see them evolve with their team and family since their early days at rue de Saussure or what I used to call “the most intimate coffee place in Paris”.
More about Café Lomi:
Meet the Kalsada Coffee Farmers of Atok, in the province of Benguet, Philippines.
A video by Exposure Media Productions.