To celebrate the UN declaring 2015 The International Year of Soils, GMO Free NJ will kick off their summer film festival with the award winning film Dirt! The Movie. Filmmakers Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow introduce us to the fascinating history of the living soil beneath our feet. Four billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter, and that can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture.
Dirt! The Movie introduces viewers to dirt’s fascinating history. Four billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter, and that can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture.
However, destructive methods of agriculture, mining practices, and urban development have endangered this vital living resource. The word dirt has become “dirty”. Dirt! The Movie proves that times are changing. More than 25 renowned global visionaries in countries around the world are discovering new ways of thinking as they come together to repair this natural resource with practical, viable solutions.
On their journey, the filmmakers found:
• farmers and agronomists re-discovering sustainable agriculture
• tiny villages standing up for their right to feed their families
• scientists discovering connections with soil that can help reduce global warming including ways to generate electricity from soils and sediments
• inmates finding inner peace and job skills in a prison horticulture program
• children uncovering the secrets of soil fertility and eating from edible schoolyards.
Dirt! The Movie uncovers the surprising ways we can repair our relationship with dirt and create new possibilities for all life on earth. You may never look at the ground beneath your feet quite the same.
What the critics say:
“An invigorating look at an invaluable substance we take for granted that makes the case that ‘dirt might be more alive than we are.'”
~Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“The awards say it all. This is a terrific film, well written and expertly filmed, full of interesting and useful information that flows along. It is factual storytelling at its best. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
~Janis Tyhurst, George Fox University, Educational Media Reviews Online
There will be a door prize and refreshments. FREE and open to the public–bring a friend!
WHEN: Thursday, June 18 @ 6:30pm
WHERE: Collingswood Library, 771 Haddon Ave
RSVP: call (856) 425-2221 or email RSVP@GMOFreeNJ.com
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