Seeds Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889227019
Pages: 144
Pub. Date: August 15 2012
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Canadian

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By Annabel Soutar

Seeds presents an intelligent portrait of farming and scientific communities in conflict. Part courtroom drama and part social satire, Seeds documents the 2004 Supreme Court of Canada showdown between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and biotech multinational Monsanto Inc. In question is the legitimacy of patenting genetically modified food crops. The play takes us back to the seminal moment when a single farmer stood up to international agribusiness and almost won. Large ensemble cast.

“Soutar has done such a good job sowing the seeds of doubt that you wonder if this is nothing more than passionate rhetoric. Her play gives us plenty to think about, but leaves us to make up our own minds.”
—Globe and Mail

Seeds is great journalism, and even better theatre.”
—Montreal Gazette

Seeds has all the ingredients of a rile-you-up and make-you-think humdinger of a story.”

“… one of the most impressive docu-dramas I’ve seen.”
National Post