Open Sesame- The Story of Seeds, from Open Pollinated Productions, is a groundbreaking film with a mission: to raise awareness about the issues affecting seed on a global scale and how these issues, in turn, impact our food supply.
Open Sesame poignantly argues that seed is the basis not only of agriculture, but also of life on this planet as we know it. “Without seed nothing else would exist.” Stakeholders interviewed in the film include organic seed farmers, seed company representatives, activists, and educators. Through the lens of real people dealing with seed issues on the ground, the audience is introduced to issues amounting to a global crisis. Seed consolidation and extinction. Corporate control of the seed industry. Loss of farmers’ rights (including coverage of the OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto lawsuit). Genetic contamination from genetically engineered (GE) seeds.
As OSGATA member Frank Morton of Oregon-based Wild Garden Seed summarizes in the film’s trailer, “The biggest threat to food security is when we can’t produce our own damn seeds!”
The film, directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Sean Kaminsky, is currently screening at theatres across the U.S.
Through a partnership with Gathr Films, screenings of Open Sesame can be requested by any interested individual or organization, for launch anywhere in the country. The screening only transpires if a minimum number of reservations are made before a pre-determined deadline.
For more information on Open Sesame- The Story of Seeds, including a movie trailer, click here.