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The Sower (Le Semeur)

Julie Perron / Canada / 2013 / 77 ' / Français


Michel Giroux & Alexandre Leblanc
Geoffroy Beauchemin, Sami Mermer, Alex Margineanu & François Vincelette
Guillaume Lévesque
Stéphane Barsalou
Mélanie Gauthier
Francine Poirier
Claude Beaugrand
Patrice Fortier
Olivier Légaré
Julie Perron
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A portrait of artist and sower Patrice Fortier, who focuses his passion and knowledge to the safeguard of our vegetal biodiversity.


In Quebec’s Kamouraska Valley, Patrice Fortier is putting down roots at his seed company, La Société des plantes. Like a copyist in the Middle Ages, he is meticulously preserving rare and forgotten cultivars with the goal of breeding the “heirlooms of the future.” As Patrice gardens, he daydreams and transforms his harvests into art projects. The seasons come and go, his patience and care express his passion and knowledge, and his seed bank grows. His tiny storehouses of life will eventually sprout in thousands of vegetable gardens around the world. At the centre of this paean to plant biodiversity and agricultural heritage is a unique, genetically motivated seed producer. Watch: the impossible is underway.