From Seed to Seed
Closing Night 8:00 SID
Filmmaker: Katharina Stieffenhofer
In Southern Manitoba,Terry and Monique are pouring their hearts into a small, ecological farm. In love with the land, their methods are derived from generations of farming tradition, along with the best current knowledge of organic farming. Raising crops and several types of livestock, they struggle mightily against a foe their agricultural predecessors never anticipated; global climate change.
Depicting large as well as small operations, the film shows what farmers are up against, and how determined many are to adopt environmentally responsible strategies, despite the seductive conveniences of modern agricultural practices. Through one setback after another, the film’s subjects display tenacity, endurance, humour and a sustaining dedication to family and community.
From Seed to Seed exemplifies the best qualities of those who farm, and provides a hopeful look at a modern movement that will prove vital in turning the tide of environmental destruction. Numerous awards include: Best of the Fest, Colorado Environmental Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, Soo Film Festival; Best Environmental Film, Ridgefield Independent Film Festival