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SEED
6 – 9PM  Thursday, April 6, 2017

EFFY in Downtown New Haven: Screening of “SEED

Location is wheelchair accessible
SEED,” directed by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz. 94 minutes.
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.

“The Nature of Maps,” directed by Bridget Besaw and Tahria Sheather. Short film.
Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are modern day pioneers: roaming some of the world’s last remaining wild lands to create maps to help conserve these precious places. Through their project with conservationist Kris Tompkins and Conservacion Patagonica to map the new Patagonia Park in Chilean Patagonia, THE NATURE OF MAPS explores the integral role maps play in conservation, adventure and our understanding of wild places.

Panel discussion to follow with:
Elizabeth Shogren – Journalist, High Country News
Toni Harp – Mayor, City of New Haven
Jacqueline Maisonpierre- Farm Manager, New Haven Farms
Shanyn Siegel – Horticulturist & Educator, Seedshed

Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Environmental Film Festival at Yale
Contact Information: Michael Warady, michael.warady@yale.edu

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