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DIRT

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DIRECTOR: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow

RELEASE: 2009

IMDB RATING: 6.8

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Winner Best Documentary; Visions/Voices Environmental Film Festival 200. Official Selection 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS: A look at man's relationship with Dirt. Dirt and humans couldn't be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including humans. Dirt has given us food, shelter, fuel, medicine, ceramics, flowers, cosmetics and color --everything needed for our survival. For most of the last ten thousand years we humans understood our intimate bond with dirt and the rest of nature. We took care of the soils that took care of us. But, over time, we lost that connection. We are destroying our last natural resource with our agriculture, our mining, and our paving over the planet for cities.  Around the globe, pioneers are coming together to save earth's last natural resource. Tiny villages rise up to battle giant corporations slaughtering their land. Scientists discover connections with soil that can balance global warming. Generation X brands organic farming as trendy and children begin to eat from edible school yards.

 

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