One Earth Film Festival - Seeds of Time

  • Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60624 United States

Slow Food Chicago board members Laurell Sims and Alison Parker will be participating on a panel following the film 'Seeds of Time' at the upcoming One Earth Film Festival!  Join us for a conversation about the Ark of Taste, biodiversity in the food system, and the importance of seeds.

Learn more about the One Earth Film Festival and the film "Seeds of Time" below.

One Earth Film Fest, the Midwest's premier environmental film festival is back for its 5th annual run, March 4-6, 2016! This year, the Festival is offering over 40 film events in more than 35 locations throughout Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs, as well as at venues in DuPage and Lake Counties. Almost all screenings are FREE with suggested donation, but reservations are strongly suggested.

Seeds of Time: A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds. Visit Seeds of Time official site.