Movie screening on Thursday, April 13th, 2023 (25mn) followed immediately by Q&A session (35mn).
We have lost 75% of the world’s global seed diversity. Restoring seed biodiversity is important to ensure our food systems are resilient to climate change and protect our cultural diversity – recipes using ancient, diverse, heirloom varieties that enrich our lives here on planet Earth with one another. The film Frø - Nordic Seed Heroes explores the intersection of people and seeds, from all the way up to the Arctic Circle at the Svalbard Global Gene Vault to the middle of a wheat field in rural Denmark.
The film features the following seed heroes based in the Nordic regions (in order of appearance): the Brinkholm Andelsgaarde farm, the Nordic Genetic Resource Center and Crop Trust’s Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum, Frøsamlerne (the Danish Seed Savers), Kørnby Mølle, Grønt Marked, Losæter urban farm, Drys Nu, and the Nordic Genetic Resource Center.
The documentary is a research initiative by Charly Frisk, a student at Yale School of Environment, and a collaborative initiative with the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum, funded by the Garden of Club of America, the Scandinavian Seminar, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses at Yale, and the Danish Heritage Society.
The Q&A will be led by Ulla Kasten, Council on Middle East Studies Research Scholar at the MacMillan Center at Yale and former Associate Curator and Museum Editor of the Yale Babylonian Collection.