In the past hundred years, 94% percent of our seed diversity has been lost.
SEED: The Untold Story unearths the dramatic story of seeds and the global struggle to preserve them. From a kernel of corn to a grain of wheat, every seed carries within it the hope of the future. But that future is at risk as high-tech industrial seed companies, have taken control of seeds through patents and genetic modification, threatening the irreplaceable diversity of our seed inheritance with extinction.
SEED follows an extraordinary cast of heroic farmers, committed scientists and visionary seed collectors who are passionately dedicated to saving our planet’s seed diversity. With their heartfelt testimony, SEED celebrates the mystery, power and essential nature of seeds. Entertaining and engaging, SEED: The Untold Story will ignite the imagination of audiences, inspiring them to be part of a brave new movement dedicated to safeguarding a sustainable future.
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. The film received critical-acclaim during it’s theatrical release and garnered over 10 international awards.
The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America.Through highly personal interviews and 50 years of beautifully textured footage, filmmaker Taggart Siegel shares Farmer John’s haunting and humorous odyssey, capturing what it means to be wildly different in a rural community.
The film won 31 international film festival awards and was broadcast and theatrically released worldwide.