Want to get in from the heat? Check out the Film Extravaganza presented by the Headwaters at Incarnate Word. No registration required.
SEED – The Untold Story (AT) 1:00 p.m. “Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.” SEEDthemovie.com
MERCHANTS OF DOUBT (AT) 3:00 p.m. “Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic yet illuminating ride into the heard of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker, Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities- yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about wellstudied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.” Takepart.com/doubt