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Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi

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“Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi” is a fifty-seven minute film shot in eleven countries and made for Pacific audiences that celebrates traditional foods and the plants they grow from. The film introduces to the people of the Pacific the varied people who save seeds and stand at the source of humanity¹s diverse food heritage.

This is a David and Goliath story where resilience and persuasive logic triumph over seemingly invincible giant corporations.

Pacific islanders face great challenges to their way of life, their culture and their traditional cultivation methodologies. They fall into the trap of replacing resilient food crop varieties with modern hybrids that require pesticides and chemical fertilisers. They replace innumerable varieties of root staples with imported low quality starch such as white rice, biscuits and noodles.

This film seeks to reverse this trend.

Seed Savers directors, Michel and Jude Fanton shot 195 hours in eleven countries: Spain, France, Italy, India, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The documentary includes instructive motion graphics and a rich sound track, mostly indigenous music recorded in the making of the film.

Audio options are original English soundtrack and Pacific Pigin. Subtitle options are English and French.

The documentary can be purchased here

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