GMO OMG
el Documental del mes May 2014

GMO OMG

Jeremy Seifert

2013 90 min.

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Technical specs

    • Director: Jeremy Seifert
    • Edition: Terry Yates, Jeremy Seifert 
    • Cinematography: Rod Hassler
    • Script: Jeremy Seifert
    • Sound: Daniel McCoy
    • Music: Jubilee Singers
    • Producers: Joshua Kunau, Jeremy Seifert
    • Executive Producers: Joshua Kunau, Elisabeth Kucinich, Jill Latiano Howerton
    • Production Company: Compeller Pictures
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Sinopsi

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate? GMO OMG tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMOs through the symbolic

act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s
gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the
devastating earthquake of January 2010. After a journey to Haiti to learn why
hungry farmers would burn seeds, the real awakening of what has happened
to our food in the US, what we are feeding our families, and what is at stake
for the global food supply unfolds in a trip across the United States and other
countries in search of answers. Are we at a tipping point? Is it time to take
back our food? The encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental
risks, seed take over, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with
the light of a growing resistance of organic farmers, concerned citizens, and a
burgeoning movement to take back what we have lost.
By the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the
largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agrochemical
companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us
genetically-modified food, GMOs that have never been fully tested and aren’t
labeled. This small handful of corporations is tightening their grip on the
world’s food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total
control over everything we eat. We still have time to heal the planet, feed the
world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now!

About direction (Jeremy Seifert)

In 2010, Jeremy completed his debut film, DIVE!, Living Off America’s Waste. Initially made with a $200 budget, a borrowed camera, and a lot of heart, DIVE! went on to win 22 film festivals worldwide. In 2010 with the release of DIVE!, Jeremy began the production company, Compeller Pictures. He is now a filmmaker and activist, traveling the country and speaking on humanitarian and environmental issues. Jeremy’s second film, GMO OMG, tells the hidden story of the take over of our food supply by giant chemical companies, an agricultural crisis that has grown into a cultural crisis. He has once again found the heart of the project in his own journey and awakening. Jeremy and his wife, Jen, live in North Carolina with their three children, Finn (7), Scout (4), and Pearl (2).

Awards & Festivals

  • Yale International Film Festival. Audience Award. USA, 2013.
  • Berkshire International Film Festival - Best Documentary. United Kingdom, 2013.
  • Berlin International Film Festival. Germany, 2013.