Great news! Our Kickstarter campaign is 94% funded with 9 days to go.
We are nearing the home stretch: If you have yet to pledge to The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, please do so now. We invite you to join us in our mission to tell Vandana’s life story.
And if we go over our goal, that’s OK too! We still have some distance to go to finish this film and we’ll put all contributions to excellent use. For example, down the line we’ll be looking to post-production costs: new edits, an original score, sound editing and color correction, not to mention promotion of the completed film.
This week we are at the Heirloom Seed Expo, a fantastic event attended by thousands that takes place every year in Santa Rosa, California. Last evening we screened our promo reel before Vandana’s appearance at the Seed Summit panel. It was both gratifying and humbling to receive big applause for our work.
Last week we attended a mind-blowing Soil Not Oil conference organized by the indefatigable Biosafety Alliance. Featuring an impressive gathering of scientists and activists we came away secure in the knowledge that the science is clear: Regenerative food systems are the solution to ecological devastation, poverty, hunger and climate change. Contrary to the messaging of Big Ag and Big Food, agriculture created by an industry focused on product and profit is not the solution, but a major cause of these problems.
In case you have not visited our Kickstarter page, you may have missed our great new rewards:
For $50 you will receive a pack of 10 cards featuring the Zulu word ubuntu. Sometimes described as “I am because you are,” ubuntu expresses a social and spiritual stance of respect, concern and compassion for one’s family and community. With this pledge you will also receive an early link to the finished film.
And for $35 you will receive a signed copy of Vandana Shiva’s seminal work, Soil Not Oil, recently reissued by North Atlantic Books. In the book she condemns industrial agriculture as a recipe for ecological and economic disaster and champions small, independent farms for their greater productivity, potential for social justice and ability to restore biodiversity essential for the health of the planet. It is a fascinating read that explains how a world beyond dependence on fossil fuels is not only necessary, but possible too.
Let us remind you that all rewards above $25 include an early link to the film!
Here’s Satish Kumar on why The Seeds of Vandana Shiva is so important:
Thank you so much to our supporters so far. We’re looking forward to sending you news of our filming trip in India–if we reach our Kickstarter goal, we’ll be en route on September 20th.