Los Angeles, CA (April 10, 2010)- DIRT! The Movie, tells the amazing and little known story of the relationship between humans and living dirt. 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. Yet most humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource.
Consider the results of such behavior: mass starvation, drought, floods, and global warming, and wars. If we continue on our current path, Dirt might find another use for humans, as compost for future life forms. It doesn’t have to be that way. Another world, in which we treat dirt with the respect it deserves, is possible and we’ll show you how.
Among other features of the movie is an appearance by Andy Lipkis, President of TreePeople. Andy talks about dirt in the urban environment and says that “it is a great film for inspiring people to support and get engaged in Community Forestry. The film works really well for all sorts of audience and gatherings. It is a good opportunity for the U&CF community to pull together and celebrate our combined impact…AND it is likely the film will generate lots of interest in volunteering and supporting local groups.”
The movie will air on PBS at 10 pm on April 20th.
The film offers a vision of a sustainable relationship between Humans and Dirt through profiles of the global visionaries who are determined to repair the damage we’ve done before it’s too late. There are many ways we can preserve the living skin of the earth for future generations. 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.
DIRT! The Movie