Sundance Film Festival was chock-o-block with history-making environmental documentaries such as Crude, No Impact Man and The Cove to name a few. Add to that prestigious list the film DIRT!, a compelling look into the fragile and complex web of life that lives just a few inches beneath our feet.
Produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow and narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, DIRT! includes interviews with farmers, soil scientists and "soil activists" across the globe to better understand the least understood of resources.
If the trailer is any indication, this will be a phenomenal film. The film is now available for pre-order in DVD and will be screened at a few upcoming festivals, including Bioneers '09.
A quote from the DIRT! website:
Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the Earth's climate. Dirt is the ultimate natural resource for all life on earth.
The growing awareness of water as a limited (and shrinking) resource has led many to proclaim that "blue is the new green." But I'm thinking it may really be brown.
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