SEEDS OF TIME d Sandy McLeod, USA, 2015, 77 min, English Sunday, October 14 @ 4pm
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Agricultural crop diversity has declined dramatically – less than seven percent of the diversity in U.S. vegetable crops remain that existed a century ago. Seed banks crumble, crop failures produce starvation and rioting, and accelerating climate change effects affect farmers globally. Indigenous Peruvian farmers are suffering those effects, as they work to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato. With little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate, personal journeys to save one resource we cannot live without: our seeds. "SEEDS OF TIME stands out as truly exceptional...it's just riveting filmmaking, a story swiftly and beautifully told." Margaret Mead Film Festival.
Festival and program screenings take place in Gwen Shea Hall at Centre Wakefield La Pêche located at 38 chemin de la Vallée-de-Wakefield.