Dirt!- The Movie


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.