Dirt takes center stage in this entertaining yet poignant documentary which unearths our cosmic connection to soil and explores how diverse groups of people are uniting to save the natural resource. 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. Drawing inspiration from William Bryant Logan's book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, the filmmakers combine lively animations with personal accounts from farmers, scientists, activists and more. Director: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow. www.dirtthemovie.org 2009, 80 minutes.
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