Dirt! The Movie

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Extended Animations; Extended Interviews; Theatrical Trailer; Filmmaker Biography
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2010
  • UPC: 767685215760
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,221

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Lee Curtis Voice Only
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
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Dirt! The Movie
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   Scenes
   Extras
      Interviews 83 Mins
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         Bill Logan - On Dirt 17 Min
         Wangari Maathai - On a Sustainable Planet 17 Min
         Miguel Altieri - On Agro-Ecology 15 Min
         Vandana Shiva - On Sustainable Agriculture 14 Min
         Janine Benyus - Onh Learning from Nature 6 Min
         Andy Lipkis - On Renewal After L.A. Fires 5 Min
         Thomas Linzey - On Dirt's Legal Rights 5 Min
         Jeanette Armstrong - On Land's Wisdom 2 Min
         David Orr - On Ecology and School Gardens 2 Min
      Bonus Scenes 33 Min
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         Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard - 12 Min
         Richard Register - City Design 6 Min
         Paul Stamets - From Logger to Mycologist 5 Min
         The Salgados - Story of Instituto Terra 4 Min
         Gary Vaynerchuk - Wine Tasting 4 Min
         Peter Girguis - Microbial Fuel Cells 2 Min
      Animations 5 Min
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         Dirt Patch Animation 2 Min
         Clyde's Truck (Extended) 2 Min
         Be a Humminbird (Extended) 1 Min
      Theatrical Trailer 82 Min
      Filmmaker Bios
         Bill Benenson - Director/Producer
         Gene Rosow - Director/Producer
      About Docurama
         Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Fantastic and informative.  This very well done documentary is w

    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.

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