Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Showplace

Uyway

Uyway

  • Alejandro Argumedo and Gabriel Herrera
  • 15 minutes
  • 2015
  • Peru
  • Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Showplace
Sponsored by Nourish Project

The Quechua people embark on a spiritual journey to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard

When climate change threatens the diverse seed stock and food-secure future of a small group of Andean communities, they mobilize in a surprising way. In their quest to save their local heritage potato seeds – a staple of life and a necessity for resilient agriculture – the Quechua people make a spiritual journey to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, hoping to forever preserve the seeds. As people everywhere face the challenge of preserving global agriculture, this remarkable story explores the connections between seeds and humans, the wild and the sacred.