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An astonishing reflection on biodiversity and resilience, Wild Relatives charts the story of seed preservation in the face of war and climate change. When, in 2012, an international agricultural research centre was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian civil war, it had to undergo the labourious process of planting its entire seed collection from the Svalbard back-ups. Capturing the intertwining of traditional and modern preservation techniques and transnational exchanges, Wild Relatives teases out tensions between the state and the individual, industrial and organic seed saving, climate change and biodiversity, witnessed through the seeds' unique journey.
Before Stonewall charts the queer lives, communities and struggles which have long existed in America like in most societies and which gave way to the three nights of rioting sparked by a police raid of gay bar the Stonewall Inn, understood by received wisdom to signal the birth of the modern Gay Liberation Movement. Greta Schiller’s highly influential restorative film uses meticulous archive footage and interviews to piece together decade by decade the personal and public lives of LGBT people in their own words, the oppression and brutality but also the figures, activism, scenes, and events which shaped and together gave the community a language, identity and eventually come 1969 a movement.