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A Seed for Change

As a victim of the 2008 economic crisis I took on a long journey looking for alternative ways that would allow me to bypass the ugliness of the demonstrations on the streets of Athens in Greece and to confront the economic depression that was hitting our modern ways of life.

Until 2008 I was working in the production field, making television commercials for international brands. As my income was fading away, I was spending most of my time just sitting there, avoiding spending any money and worrying about things that I used to take for granted. I got scared for not being able to sustain myself anymore.

After a long investigation it became evident that only when we are able to grow food without the need of a financial income, we will break this vicious circle of fear, and make way to transcend to another level of human experience and it all linked back to agricultural seeds and knowing how to plant those seeds using a zero input organic method to produce high quality free food that provides all the nutrients our body requires for healthy living.

Thus a long journey begins, looking for agricultural seeds and the know-how for growing my own food for free – a simple individualistic solution that soon proved to be a very complex global problem, as seeds have become patented, modified, genetically locked, and in the hands of very few private companies.

  • Alexandros Ikonomidis
  • Alexandros Ikonomidis
  • Alexandros Ikonomidis
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    adventure, social, human rights
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium, France, Greece, Lebanon, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland
  • Language:
    Arabic, English, French, Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Panasonic P2HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    March 10, 2018
    Word Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival Du Film Vert
    Lausanne & Neuchatel
    March 11, 2018
    Swiss Premiere
    Official Selection
  • PriMed
    November 29, 2018
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Santa Barbara
    United States
    February 5, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alexandros Ikonomidis

Alexandros Ikonomidis is a freelance director and DOP with extensive experience in editing and visual effects. He has collaborated with prestigious production houses, advertising agencies, and International broadcasters in Europe and the Middle East, such as the BBC, MTV, ITN, Globecast, ESPN, LeoBurnett, TBWA/RAAD, DDB, FP7 McCann, and many more.

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