Ken collects seeds The Vault Sorting Seeds Ahmed El Maz Rouei

Welcome to the Seed Hunter Experience!

Seed Hunter is a highly entertaining documentary about a topic that is vital for the future of the planet: finding seeds that may help save the world from its greatest ever crisis - a global food shortage brought about by human-induced climate change.

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  • Seed Hunter - The Documentary
  • Seed Hunter - The Documentary
  • Seed Hunter - The Documentary


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Our planet is heating up and one of the first casualties will be the crops that supply our food. Scientists are working overtime to find solutions including going back to the ancestral origins of our staple foods.

Seed Hunter will take you on a remarkable journey from the drought ravaged farms of Australia, to the heart of the Middle East, to the mountains of Tajikistan where charismatic Australian scientist Dr Ken Street – a real life version of Indiana Jones - and his team of ‘gene detectives’ hunt for plant genes that will help our food withstand the impact of 21st century global warming.

Along the way we meet farmers around the world who are struggling to grow crops in a climate that’s gone haywire, as well as scientists working at the front line of gene technology to save tomorrow’s food. At journey’s end, deep in the Arctic Circle, Ken deposits his bounty of seed in the newly constructed seed bank known as the ‘doomsday vault.’

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Seed Hunter: Recent Festival Screenings

China Animal and Nature Film Festival - China, August 2010
Reel Earth - New Zealand, May 2010
International Wildlife Film Festival - USA, May 2010
Envirofilm - Slovakia, May 2010
Planet in Focus Touring Film Festival - Canada, May-June 2010