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Filmmaker Screening 'Open Sesame' Documentary At Fairfield Library

Filmmaker Sean Kaminsky will be on hand when Fairfield Library screens his film "Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds" April 20.
Filmmaker Sean Kaminsky will be on hand when Fairfield Library screens his film "Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds" April 20. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield Library will host a screening of filmmaker Sean Kaminsky’s documentary “Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Rotary Room.

Seeds provide the basics for everything in our lives, from fabric to food and fuels. They are as essential to life as air and water, and yet they are given far less attention. Approximately 90 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago no longer exist today. Heritage grain is near extinction. Seeds that were lovingly nurtured for decades or even hundreds of years have been lost forever.

The timely and emotionally moving documentary, “Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds,” illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food. In the film, you will meet farmers, passionate seed savers and activists. Follow their challenges and triumphs as they work to save this precious resource before it’s too late.

A discussion with Kaminsky will follow the screening.

Kaminsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer. The body of his work has tackled a broad range of urgent topics – from social to political – while telling impactful stories that engage and entertain. His work has appeared on the Sundance Channel and PBS. The first seed he ever planted was a Johnny Jump Up when he was 5, and he’s now officially addicted to gardening and seed saving.

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The Fairfield Public Library is at 1080 Old Post Road.

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