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SEEDS - A story of the journey from Anatolia to Europe of the first ever seed planted by humanity

AUDIENCES ARE ABOUT TO GET THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE DOCUMENTARY SEED

“Why did humanity grind the seed?”, “How and why did humanity transition to fixed settlements?”, “What route did crops such as wheat and barley take on their way from Anatolia to Europe?”... Answers to these and similar questions can be found in “Seed”, a three-part documentary produced by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey...

The first episode of the documentary “Seed”, which was commissioned in honor of the 2018 Year of Cultural Heritage, was unveiled to audiences at a special gala held at the Palazzo di Venezia in Istanbul. It is the first documentary to relate the journey of seeds such as wheat that were domesticated in Anatolia before spreading to Europe from the point of view of archaeologists, archaeobotanists and ethnobotanists.

The documentary, which dwells on the long standing cooperation between European Union countries and Turkey in the field of archaeology and their shared cultural heritage, was shot in over 20 excavation sites and museums in Anatolia in addition to numerous excavation sites in Greece, Bulgaria and Italy, and includes interviews with European and Turkish scientists.

The 3-part documentary, which was coordinated by Ümit Sezgin and Vincent Bouvard under the consultancy of Prof. Dr. Mehmet Özdoğan, Dr. Burhan Ulaş and Nezih Başgelen, was produced and directed by Sevinç Baloğlu.