On Sunday 19 October, the Extinction Marathon presented the London premiere of the documentary Seeds of Time, directed by Sandy McLeod at Gate Picturehouse.
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation-inspired rioting and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler’s journey, and our own, is just beginning: From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler’s passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds. The screening was followed by a conversation with Cary Fowler and Sandy McLeod at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery as part of Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future.
Co-Producers: JD Marlow, Emily Triantaphyllis
Executive Producers: Stanley Buchthal, Abigail E. Disney
Director of Photography: Henrik Edelbo
Edited by JD Marlow, John Walter
Supervising Producer: Chiemi Karasawa
Original Score by Kris Bowers
Seed Images by Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy
Interviews (in order of appearance): Cary Fowler, Mariano Suta Apucusi, Pamela Anderson, Alejandro Argumedo, Lino Mamani Marca, John Torgrimson, Diane Ott Whealy, Nolberto Palomino Ccana, Luigi Guarino, Paul Smith, John Bamberg, Chico Fernandez, Janny Van Beem