Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, film screening

Seeds provide the basics for everything in our lives from fabric to food and fuels. They are as essential to life as air and water, and yet they are given far less attention. Approximately 90% of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago no longer exist today. Heritage grain is near extinction. Seeds that were lovingly nurtured over decades or even hundreds of years have been lost forever.

The timely and emotionally moving documentary, Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food. In the film you will meet farmers, passionate seed savers and activists. Follow their challenges and triumphs as they work to save this precious resource…before it’s too late.

Join us for a screening of this film followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Sean Kaminsky, on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m., in the Rotary Room at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Registration is requested.

Sean Kaminsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer. The body of Sean’s work has tackled a broad range of urgent topics – from social to political – while telling impactful stories that engage and entertain.  His work has appeared on the Sundance Channel and PBS.  The first seed he ever planted was a Johnny Jump Up when he was five years old and he’s now officially addicted to gardening and seed saving.

Special thanks to Fairfield’s Earth Day Committee and the Greenfield Hill Grange, our community partners, for this event.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

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