Educational Use

Thank you very much for your interest in purchasing ‘Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds’ for your institution! To view the film’s trailer, please scroll down.

For a limited time, all educational orders include 2 DVDs:

  • The deluxe DVD with the 82 minute documentary and special features.
  • A second DVD with a shorter 56 minute version of the film.

Colleges & Universities $249 $199 plus s/h
on sale for a limited time



K-12 & Libraries $89 plus s/h


The included deluxe DVD contains:

The feature-length documentary

An extended interview with Vandana Shiva

Interview with Director/Producer Sean Kaminsky

Deleted Scenes

How to Save Tomato Seeds 101

Prefer to order our digital version? Digital site licenses are $150 for 1 year or $350 for 3 years and can be purchased here

If there are any questions not answered here please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“This disturbing documentary from filmmaker M. Sean Kaminsky examines the crisis surrounding the corporate patenting of seeds—our most crucial source of food, fuel, and fabric…Highly recommended.” Video Librarian

"This film is a seed in its own right and can play a seminal role in planting ideas that bring together food security, food sovereignty, human rights and the consumer right to know -- exactly the "big tent" we need to win this issue." Wayne Roberts, Former Manager, Toronto Food Policy Council, Board Member, USC Canada, Seeds of Survival

“A touching and spiritual film that will no doubt encourage discussion about the future of agriculture…”Yes! Magazine

"A passionate labor of love about seeds.." The Huffington Post

"Seeds play a more integral part to our diet than one might think. No wonder Monsanto wants to get in on that racket. No wonder these people are pissed off. Watching this movie, you might wonder, ‘Why aren’t more?’" Boulder Weekly

"I really loved this film. It unlocks the door to the magical, powerful, and perilous world of seeds. It will open hearts and minds. I hope everyone sees it." Claire Hope Cummings, award winning author of: Uncertain Peril, Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds.

“Seeds are profound, holy, beautiful, and generous. Meet the seeds and the inspired heroes who love and protect them in this marvelous film journey.” Jeffrey M. Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology

“The film was both informative and captured the passion and the emotions of a movement!” Theodore Poulis, Owner, Dreamriver Press, New York, NY

“The movie was absolutely fabulous, totally surpassed my expectations… Made me cry more than once.” Jesilyn Peterson, Community Screening Organizer, Albuquerque, NM

“Just the right balance of scary facts, heart warming farmers and seed savers and hope for what we need to do now…a MUST SEE!” Cindy Prentice, Community Screening Organizer, Hingham MA

“This film needs to be seen by EVERYONE!!” Audience Member, Port Angeles, Washington

“A great documentary…very thought provoking.” Audience Member, Santa Fe, New Mexico