Has anyone seen the documentary Dirt! The Movie yet? It’s been screening around the country this summer at festivals and events but I haven’t seen it. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, the film features a who’s who of agricultural, economic and environmental activists discussing the impact that our mistreatment of dirt and topsoil is having on the planet and what we can do to stem the tide. The consequences of reduced fertile soil are already leading to droughts, famine and war.
It’s easy to forget the complexity of this planet and every single piece of the process that it takes to keep our lives how we like them. This looks like a much needed international perspective.
The producers say, “If you care about your food, water, the air you breathe, your health and happiness… it’s time to see DIRT! the Movie, roll up your sleeves for action and Get Dirty.” Check out their website for ways to get involved with spreading the word about important changes that can be made at the highest levels. Here’s the trailer: