May 28th, 2010

As 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity the 2010 edition of the Vedere la Scienza Festival devoted a special session to Biodiversity. The Vedere la Scienza Festival, International Science Film Festival, was held in Milan from 22-28 March.

The DIVERSEEDS documentary, an Austrian film directed by Markus Schmidt, won the 2010 edition of  for a documentary by research institutes and museums. This documentary film – made by IDC – shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and agriculture, with astonishing pictures from Europe and Asia. The film also describes civil society movements in the global challenge to preserve and use plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The DIVERSEEDS documentary is now out on DVD: Get more information here.