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Food for Thought Film Series: SEED: The Untold Story
May 22 @ 7:00 pmFree
May 22, 7:00 PM
In partnership with the Palouse Prairie Charter School’s 5th grade class, The Moscow Food Co-op invites the community to join them for a FREE community screening of SEED: The Untold Story. Doors open at 6:30pm with a special presentation from the students starting at 7pm.
Since February, the 5th graders of Palouse Prairie Charter School have been in the midst of an in-depth exploration of The 6th Mass Extinction. They began by studying biodiversity and its importance to both humans and the environment alike. Groups of 3-4 students studied a particular biome, becoming experts on the characteristics, the adaptations of the plants and animals, and specific threats to the biodiversity within them. Lastly, they explored hope. Students evaluated solutions to the threats in their biomes. They came to understand that it takes many different people coming together to make the world a better and healthier place for both humans and other animals. On May 22nd, these students will perform a short art and poetry piece to showcase their knowledge, inspire others, and give a voice to the endangered animals within the biomes they researched.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. 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 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.
Running Time: 94minutes
About the Food for Thought Film Series:
The Food for Thought Film Series is designed to offer education through entertainment. We bring both documentaries and feature films to town on a number of issues related to the Co-op’s mission. Films are shown at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow February – April and September – November with occasional additional screenings. We are excited to share that this year we have partnered with the University of Idaho Sustainability Center to make every film free for everyone! In addition, we may partner with additional community organizations and businesses that share interests in the subject matter of a particular film.