UK Green Film Festival: Seeds of Time
UK Green Film Festival 2015 is sponsored by Friends of the Earth and is a nationwide network of film lovers and green thinkers.
This year the festival takes place from the 3rd -10th May in cinemas all across the country and for the first time, The Poly, has brought the Festival to Cornwall.
Seeds of Time
USA, Dir. Sandy McLeod (77 mins)
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.
Dr Regan Early will give a short pre-film talk and a Q&A session after the film, hosted by Cafe Sci.
Regan Early researches and lectures in conservation biology at the University of Exeter. She studies how species are changing where they live because of human activity. That includes how climate change is forcing species out of their habitat, and how humans are transporting species around the world, creating biological invasions that cause massive problems for wildlife and humans.
24 Church St
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3EG
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