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Dirt! : the movie / Common Ground Media, Inc. presents ; a film by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow ; produced by Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow, Eleonore Dailly ; directed by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow ; co-director, Eleonore Dailly.

Common Ground Media. (Added Author).


Location: Stoney Creek STACKS S591 .D57 2009
Barcode: 30731101150104
Status: In transit

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594589402
  • ISBN: 9781594589409
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films ; c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Two versions in one DVD: 80 and 40 minutes
Based on the book Dirt: The ecstatic skin of the earth by William Bryant Logan.
Case Cover: A story with heart and soil.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Narration written by Gene Rosow, Linda Post and Laurie Benenson ; editors, Jonathan P. Shaw, Brian Singbiel ; music, Jorge Corante ; directors of photography, Antonio Rossi, Steve Elkins, Michael Anderson, Ben Bloodwell, Tom Pakulski, Marisa Murgatroyd, Alberto Engeli, Randy Feldman, Cesar Boretti, Walter Larusso.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Jamie Lee Curtis ; featuring: William Bryant Logan, Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra, John Todd, Gary Vaynerchuk, Wangari Maathai, Janine Benyus, Miguel Altieri, Bob Cannard, Jeremy Narby, Paul Stamets, Andy Lipkis, Pierre Rabhi, Barbara Damrosch, David Orr, Richard Register, SebastiĆ£o Salgado, Lelia Salgado, Wes Jackson, Benjamin Shute, Majora Carter, Alice Waters, Will Brinton, Wes Kinney, Carlo Petrini.
Summary, etc.:
"Dirt! The Movie introduces viewers to dirt's fascinating history. Four billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter, and that can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture. However, people have become greedy and careless, endangering this vital living resource with destructive methods of agriculture, mining practices, and urban development. The word dirt has become "dirty". This abusive behavior has yielded catastrophic results, which the film does not shy away from: mass starvation, drought, floods and global warming."
System Details Note:
Requires DVD player.
Language Note:
English soundtrack with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Soil fertility.
Soil ecology.
Soil conservation.
Soils > Economic aspects.
Soils > Health aspects.
Soils > Social aspects.