POSTED ON November 1, 2013 BY admin
PADKOS BIOSCOPE NO 17
On 7 November, the padkos bioscope will be screening Seeds of Freedom (30 min).
This is a really excellent short film from the Africa Biodiversity Network and the Gaia Foundation, and narrated by renowned English actor, Jeremy Irons. The documentary looks at how seed has been made into a powerful commodity, & used to monopolise the global food system. Seeds of Freedom highlights how industrial agriculture, & genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, have undermined food sovereignty, agro-biodiversity and the knowledge evolved by farmers and communities around the world. The film challenges the claim that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world.
Seeds of Freedom continues our focus on the politics of food at the padkos bioscope over the next few weeks in parallel with “The Food Festival” being run on the local university campus between 30 October and 3 November.