Dirt! The Movie

Dirt! The Movie

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Director: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow, Jamie Lee Curtis

Cast: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow, Jamie Lee Curtis

     
 
The expression "common as dirt" wouldn't exist if there weren't an awful lot of dirt in this world. But is there as much as we think -- or even as much as we need? And what's been happening to it? Dirt is the outer layer of the Earth and the place where nearly all the world's vegetation comes to life, but the 20th Century was a bad time for dirt -- the rise of

Overview

The expression "common as dirt" wouldn't exist if there weren't an awful lot of dirt in this world. But is there as much as we think -- or even as much as we need? And what's been happening to it? Dirt is the outer layer of the Earth and the place where nearly all the world's vegetation comes to life, but the 20th Century was a bad time for dirt -- the rise of corporate farming practices have led to reliance of fertilizers with negative long-term effects on the soil, while clear-cutting of rainforests and global warming are making it harder to grow the food the world needs, making workable soil an increasingly scarce commodity. Filmmakers Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow offer a witty but incisive look at dirt, what's in it, how it's used and how we must protect it in the documentary Dirt! The Movie. Adapted in part from the book Dirt! The Ecstatic Skin of Earth by William Bryant Logan, Dirt! The Movie received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
UPC:
0767685215760
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
48,000

Special Features

Extended Animations; Extended Interviews; Theatrical Trailer; Filmmaker Biography

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Lee Curtis Narrator

Technical Credits
Bill Benenson Director,Producer
Gene Rosow Director,Producer
Laurie Benenson Executive Producer
Tracy J. Brown Associate Producer
Jorge Corante Score Composer
Eleonore Dailly Producer
Christine Deitner Associate Producer
Steven Elkins Cinematographer
Tyler Harbour Associate Producer
Alexandra Komisaruk Editor
Michael Kowalski Sound/Sound Designer
Marisa Murgatroyd Associate Producer
Antonio Rossi Cinematographer
Tom Schnabel Musical Direction/Supervision
Jonathan P. Shaw Editor
Brian Singbiel Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dirt! The Movie
1. Introduction [3:01]
2. The Living Skin of the Earth [9:55]
3. Dirt: Everything We Need [13:10]
4. A Ruptured Relationship [16:02]
5. The Global Impact [4:26]
6. Be a Hummingbird [8:34]
7. New Roots in Dirt [4:20]
8. Dirt, Trees and Kids [5:12]
9. Growing, Dirt and Energy [2:12]
10. Dirt Healing Lives [5:57]
11. Get Dirty! [3:47]
12. Credits [3:36]

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Dirt! The Movie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic and informative.  This very well done documentary is worthy of all it meritorious awards, rendering both interesting and provocative a subject to which all of us MUST give greater consideration and concern.