Jul 31 2009

Dirt! The Movie Challenges Us To Renew Our Relationship to Earth

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dirt! the movieDirt! The Movie, a new documentary by Gene Rosow and Bill Beneson, digs deep into the story of the soil covering our planet. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, the film traces the history of earth’s living skin, while highlighting its destruction through industrial agriculture and mining, and what ordinary people are doing to reclaim and nurture dirt. We see the serious consequences of mass starvation, global climate change and drought that have directly resulted from corporate forces endangering the soil vital to sustaining life. Inspired by the book, “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth,” by William Bryant Logan, the film encounters forays into sustainable agriculture, villages standing up to multinational corporations, and scientists studying ways in which soil can help stem the rising temperature of our earth’s climate. Featuring the voices of Bill Logan, Vandana Shiva, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, “Dirt! The Movie,” travels the world from Africa to South America to India and even the United States to tell its inspiring and informative tale.

GUESTS: Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow, directors of Dirt! The Movie

The film opens for a week-long run at the Arclight Cinemas, 6360 W Sunset, Los Angeles, CA starting July 31st.

Visit www.dirtthemovie.org for more information.

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