Dinner starts: 19.30 (doors open at 19.00) Film starts: 21.45 Admission: € 28 (dinner, drink & film), € 10 (just film) Seeds are possibly our most valuable asset, but many of them are
Dinner starts: 19.30 (doors open at 19.00)
Film starts: 21.45
Admission: € 28 (dinner, drink & film), € 10 (just film)
Seeds are possibly our most valuable asset, but many of them are just as endangered as polar bears and giant pandas. In the 20th century, 94% of seed varieties became extinct. But this drop in diversity serves to increase our vulnerability. This documentary, which is packed with stories, amusing animations and stunning close-ups of the most amazing species, shows just how vital seeds are to the world. And where things went wrong. As chemical concerns threaten the majority of our seed population with patents, monoculture and pesticides, impassioned farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed processors are springing into action to protect a twelve thousand-year-old food legacy.
USA, 2016 | Director: Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz | 94 minutes | English spoken
About the Nutshuis Open Air Film Festival
Sultry temperatures, fresh, exciting meals created by Juni Café, beanbags to sit on while your food goes down and a film projected onto a huge outdoor screen. What better way to spend a warm summer evening? On the last Saturday in July and all five Saturdays in August, the Nutshuis garden will be transformed into a cosy open air cinema to host the popular annual Nutshuis Open Air Film Festival.
Our summer exhibition Urban bugs, which shines the spotlight on the insects that are essential to healthy urban life, was an important source of inspiration for the films we selected this year. But it is not only our bee and butterfly populations that are under threat; so much more is in danger of disappearing in today’s world. For example: being a shepherd, the rich variety of seeds, minority languages from all around the world. These films are the result of passionate people enthusiastically trying to turn the tide – sometimes meeting with success, sometimes with failure.
Approaching the theme from a culinary angle, Juni Café will treat its guests to a weekly variation of a dish that used to be a monotonous feature of any party or event: jazzed-up potato salad. The generous buffet dinners in the garden are a tried, tested and far-from-boring formula. Before the Open Air screenings, guests can come and enjoy hot and cold dishes and a richly filled salad bar.
Nutshuis Open Air Film Festival is a collaboration between Het Nutshuis, Juni Café, Movies that Matter and Cinemien.
Buy your ticket online using the ticket button on this page, or get it at the reception desk at Het Nutshuis (only debit card payments).
saturday 17 august 21:45 - saturday 17 august 23:00