Washington D.C. Premiere
Shown as part of the Food & Agriculture Film Series
SEED HUNTER (Australia, 2008, 59 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Our planet is heating up and one of the first casualties will be the crops that supply our food. Scientists are working overtime to find solutions including going back to the ancestral origins of our staple foods. Seed Hunter takes you on a remarkable journey from the drought-ravaged farms of Australia, to the heart of the Middle East, to the mountains of Tajikistan where charismatic Australian scientist Dr. Ken Street – a real life version of Indiana Jones – and his team of ‘gene detectives’ hunt for plant genes that will help our food withstand the impact of 21st century global warming. Directed by Sally Ingleton.