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ALL ABOUT DIRT


DIRT! The Movie, tells the amazing and little known story of the rela- tionship between humans and liv- ing dirt.


Why Dirt?


Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beau- tiful. Dirt regu- lates the earth’s


climate. Dirt is the ultimate natural resource for all life on earth.


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 un- derappreciated 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 re- sources, 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 treat- ing 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 har- ness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually benefi- cial 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 les- sons that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a call to action.


“The only remedy for discon- necting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.”


What we’ve destroyed, we can heal. dirthemovie.org


Yet most humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource.Consider the results of such behavior: mass starvation, drought, floods, and global warming, and wars. If we con- tinue on our current path, Dirt might find another use for humans, as compost for future life forms.


It doesn’t have to be that way. Another world, in which we treat dirt with the respect it deserves, is possible and we’ll show you how.


The film offers a vision of a sustainable relationship between Humans and Dirt through profiles of the global visionaries who are determined to repair the damage we’ve done before it’s too late. There are many ways we can preserve the living skin of the earth for future genera- tions. If you care about your food, water, the air you breathe, your health and happiness...it’s time to see DIRT! the Movie, roll up your sleeves for action and Get Dirty.


“Floods, drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.”


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