Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds is an emotional film directed by the passionate, award-winning filmmaker Sean Kaminsky. It illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food.
Providing the basis for everything from fabric to food to fuels, seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Unfortunately, corporations are co-opting seed genetics and hiding behind patent law in the process. In the past, seeds were communal – a shared resource not unlike the water we drink. A century ago things started to change.
Open Sesame looks at the extraordinary challenges that seeds face, placing our food supply at risk and threatening our farms. In it you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and activists all work to plant the seeds of information and inspiration within this film that tells the story of one of our most precious resources.
It’s not too late…yet.
“Captures the passion and emotion of a movement…” – Theodore Poulis, Dreamriver Press
- Vandana Shiva, Author, Environmentalist
- William Woys Weaver, Author, Food Historian
- Bill McDorman, Co-founder of SaveSeed.org, Educator
- Gary Nabhan, Agricultural Ecologist, Ethnobotanist
- Diane Ott Whealy, Co Founder of Seed Saver Exchange
- Ken Greene, Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Library
- Additional interview with Vandana Shiva
- Interview with director
- Deleted scenes