Seed Warriors

Strážci semen

By 2050 temperatures worldwide are expected to rise by at least 2 degrees. This will result in a drop in food production by up to 30 per cent in some regions. But global food demand will have doubled. How will we feed the world? Is the “Doomsday Vault”, built in the Norwegian permafrost, and containing seeds from around the world, a practical way of safeguarding the world‘s biodiversity or a utopian ideal? In Seed Warriors we hear from the scientists behind this ambitious project and travel to Kenya to examine what the Svalbard Global Seed Vault can contribute to the fight against hunger.

  • Movie number
    63
  • Section
    Competition
  • Director
    Mirjam von Arx, Katharina von Flotow
  • Script
    Katharina von Flotow
  • Photographer
    Elia Lyssy
  • Country
    Switzerland, Germany
  • Length
    86 min
  • Year
    2009
  • Festival version
    anglická, česká / English, Czech