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Cuba:The Accidental Eden

Dirt! The movie

El Parque Nacional de Este. Refugio de la naturaleza y cuna de la cultura

Luchando por la vida - una historia del mar

Journey to Planet Earth: Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Ocean Voyagers

Once Upon a Tide

Play Again

Plastic Bag

The Economics of Happiness

The Last Lions

The Polar Explorer

The Story of Stuff

Vanishing of the Bees

Where the Whales Sing

Wild Ocean

Film Synopsis:

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.

Director’s Biography:

Award-winning filmmaker. 30-plus years’ producing and directing experience. Champion of global welfare. Bill’s resume includes documentaries The Marginal Way and Diamond Rivers, as well as the critically acclaimed narrative Mister Johnson. He has served the US Peace Corps and the Wildwood School Board, was an initial investor in Seeds of Change, and is active in The Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, the Violence Policy Center, the National Resources Defense Council, Bioneers, Rainforest Action Network and Ploughshares.




Directors: Bill Beneson, Gene Rosow
Executive Producer: Laurie Benenson
Producers: Bill Benenson, Eleonore Dailly, Gene Rosow
Associate Producers: Christine Deitner, Tyler Harbour, Marisa Murgatroyd
Cinematographers: David Aubrey, Ben Bloodwell, César Boretti, Steve Elkins, Walter Lorrusso, Marisa Murgatroyd, Tom Pakulski, Antonio Rossi
Editors: Alexandra Komisaruk, Rob Seidenglanz, Jonathan P. Shaw, Brian Singbiel