DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you
inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and
underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its
crippling degradation. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment
of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and
us, “dirt is very much alive.” Though, in modern industrial pursuits
and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and
respect for soil has been disrupted. “Drought, climate change, even war
are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.” DIRT! the
Movie–narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental,
economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories
of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty
and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. DIRT!
the Movie is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in our notion of
what dirt is. The movie teaches us: “When humans arrived 2 million years
ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and
humans has been intimately linked.” But more than the film and the lessons
that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a call to action. “The only remedy for
disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it
again.” What we’ve destroyed, we can heal. – dirtthemovie.org

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