The Neglected Miracle
When The Neglected Miracle premiered at the Wellington Film Festival in 1985 few of us knew about the dangers of corporate 'ownership' of genetic crop resources. John O'Shea and Barry Barclay, on the other hand, had already been working on the subject for seven years, shooting in Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand. Their film is cannily structured around interviews with peasant farmers who've preserved and nurtured their corn and potatoes for generations and whose closeness to the land is lyrically photographed and evoked in traditional song.
1hr 46mins long