October 14, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra
I like food. I like it so much that I don’t think I’ll ever give it up. I hope that years, decades and centuries in the future, the food we eat will nourish us and thrive on the respect we give back to it. It seems that today, however, we derive a twisted pleasure from turning a blind eye to where our food comes from. For as much as we eat, we’re so very separated from our food – separated not merely by miles and weeks, but by an infinite span of ignorance about farms and fisheries, dirt, water, sun and seeds. Today’s project wants to close that void.
Open Sesame is an exploration of what’s happening behind the scenes of our dinner plates. Far behind the scenes. Back to the roots. Back, indeed, before the roots. Back to the seeds that start it all, and how those seeds have changed (how we’ve changed and are still changing them), and what those changes mean for us and everyone else (human and otherwise). Get the story on the seeds that made your supper by backing this film before October 16.
One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk and most people don’t know that is happening or what to do. Your financial investment in this groundbreaking film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect seeds, the source of nearly all our food.