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SEED: The Untold Story

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SEED: The Untold Story – a documentary film March 29 @ 7:00 pm $10 - $15

Gesa Power House Theatre presents the Walla Walla premiere of “SEED: The Untold Story” on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. The film’s co-director and co-producer Jon Betz, a Walla Walla native, will attend and participate in a talkback session following the screening.

“The most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc. “
-NYC Movie Guru

“This is a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as it’s subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds.”
-L.A. Times

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. “SEED: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. 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 reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. The film features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

The film, which includes Academy-Award winning actor Marisa Tomei among its executive producers, has received numerous awards:

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD – Sheffield Doc/Fest; GREEN PLANET AWARD – Rhode Island FF; BEST DOCUMENTARY – Nashville Film Festival; BEST IN FESTIVAL – Princeton Environmental; AUDIENCE AWARD – American Conservation Festival; OFFICIAL SELECTION
IDFA – Best of Fests; BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – UN Film Festival; ECOHERO AWARD – Portland EcoFilm Festival; AUDIENCE AWARD – Lunenberg Doc Fest; BEST FEATURE FILM – Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto; AUDIENCE AWARD – San Diego Film Festival; HONORABLE MENTION – Cine Eco Portugal; BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM – Et Cultura Festival; BEST DOCUMENTARY – Lunenberg Doc Fest

Jon Betz Jon Betz is an emmy-nominated, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker. He is the co-director and co-producer of SEED: The Untold Story and the producer and editor for QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2010). QUEEN OF THE SUN was critically- acclaimed during it’s U.S. theatrical release and heralded by The New York Times as “Revelatory! A Critic’s Pick” His previous film, MEMORIZE YOU SAW IT (2008) journals his experience as an aid worker living with former-child soldiers in Eastern Uganda. Betz is a Fledgling Outreach and Engagement and Lab Fellow, a Britdoc’s GOODPITCH alumni and a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. He is the director of Collective Eye Films, a non-profit media production and distribution organization based in Portland, Oregon.

General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students, including ticket fees) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. RSVP on Facebook

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The 2017 Gesa Power House Theatre Season receives support from:

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Coldwell Banker First Realtors  Foundry Vineyards

Courtyard Marriott, Inland Cellular, Pacific Power

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