Thanks to Zsofia Budai of the Conserv’Session group for the following message.
On June 23rd, we will screen the documentary “SEED – The Untold Story” (2016, 94 min), at Kyoto University, in English with a presentation and discussion in Japanese in English.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped 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% 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. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
After the movie, Chuck Kayser (Founder of Midori Farm, Kyoto and Shiga, Japan) will lead a discussion about the film, food systems, and opportunities for involvement at a local level. The discussion will be bilingual (Japanese and English).
The event will be held in the International Seminar House of Kyoto University’s Yoshida Main Campus (京都大学吉田キャンパス国際交流セミナーハウス) from 15:30 to 17:30. No registration is required, and entrance is free!
Conserv’Session is series of events aimed at screening films to raise awareness and promote dialogue about a variety of topics from wildlife conservation to resource management to human rights. These sessions are organized by graduate students of Kyoto University and attended by students, local community members, and visiting academics. Entrance is always free and events are open to everyone. We even provide free drinks and snacks that are often times homemade!
For more information about Conserv’Session and Midori Farm, check out the following links: