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Sunday, October 26 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Seeds of Time

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Sandy McLeod

2014 | 77 minutes | USA

New York Premiere | Director in Attendance

As the global population increases exponentially and the accelerating effects of climate change impact affect farmers on every continent in more and more significant and tangible ways, a battle is unfolding behind the scenes to protect the future of our food. Starvation-inspired rioting brought on by crop failures is dramatic; —less immediate acute yet more dangerous , and little discussed outside agricultural circles, are the deteriorating state of plant gene banks and the dramatic decline of crop diversity around the world. This riveting film follows former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust Cary Fowler as he races against time, from Rome to Russia and, finally, to a remote island under the Arctic Circle, on a quest to create a sustainable framework for the global food system. Paralleling Carey’s Fowler’s efforts is the that of activist Alejandro Argumedo, who advises “The Potato Park” in Peru, where a group of indigenous farmers work to preserve over 1,500 native varieties of potato. Both are engaged in finding the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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Sunday October 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Linder Theater American Museum of Natural History

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