Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Dirt! The Movie

Tomorrow, Jan. 7 at noon, there will be a showing of Dirt! The Movie at the Princeton Public Library. The movie documents how vital and multifaceted our connection with dirt is. Though often treated as something inert and expendable, dirt is portrayed in the movie as teaming with life, utilized not only for growing food but also for play, spirituality, water filtration, home construction, pottery, and even energy production. Interviews in India, Africa and the U.S. provide a broad portrait of how dirt is used and related to in different cultures.
I'll give a short presentation afterwards about local soils, including some surprises about how gardening values like fertility and earthworms don't necessarily translate well to lands dedicated to preserving biodiversity.

FILM: Dirt! The Movie

12:00 p.m.

Directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow


Running time: 90 minutes

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