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Dirt! The Movie (2009)

 -  Documentary  -  2009 (USA)
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The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Herself - Narrator (voice)
Bill Logan ...
Urban Arborist / Author - 'Dirt'
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Herself - Physicist, Farmer & Environmental Activist
Fritjof Capra ...
Himself - Theoretical Physicist & Author
John Todd ...
Himself - Biologist & Eco-designer
Gary Vaynerchuk ...
Himself - Host, Wine Library TV
Wangari Maathai ...
Nobel Laureate / Founder - Green Belt Movement
Janine Benyus ...
Herself - Founder, The Biomimicry Institute
Miguel Altieri ...
Himself - Entomologist, UC Berkeley
Jeremy Narby ...
Himself - Anthropologist & Author
Paul Stamets ...
Himself - Mycologist
Andy Lipkis ...
Himself - Founder & President, TreePeople
Bob Cannard ...
Himself - Farmer
Kevin Rowell ...
Himself - Natural Builder
Marisha Farnsworth ...
Herself - Natural Builder
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A look at man's relationship with Dirt. Dirt and humans couldn't be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including humans. Dirt has given us food, shelter, fuel, medicine, ceramics, flowers, cosmetics and color --everything needed for our survival. For most of the last ten thousand years we humans understood our intimate bond with dirt and the rest of nature. We took care of the soils that took care of us. But, over time, we lost that connection. Our species became greedy and careless. We still depend on dirt, but now we abuse and ignore it. We are destroying our last natural resource with our agriculture, our mining, and our paving over the planet for cities. We turned dirt into something "dirty." In doing so, we transform the skin of the earth into a hellish and dangerous landscape ... Written by Anonymous

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Wonderful Documentary
24 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found Dirt! to be a great work. But I find that I am in the minority, unfortunately. Dirt! is a movie that everyone should watch and think about very, very carefully.It has a lot of pretty important and very pertinent information and perspectives. Which, I admit, are against the general consensus which seems to be of the opinion that the earth is just here for our wanton extraction and harvesation of its resources.

But we aren't. We are just here. And we should respect that. This is the central message I got out of the movie.

Dirt! is actually an enjoyable movie, which is what should be stated first, I suppose. It has cartoons. Cartoon are always fun. I enjoyed the style of the cartooning as well, it was very expressive. It is not as depressing as many environmental movies can get, though, of course, it has its moments.

Dirt! is not a political movie, it is not religious, but it is about some strong opinions and some stark facts and predictions which I think are entirely reasonable if not a little optimistic. (I like to think of myself as a realist: I don't think the glass is half empty, or half full, I think "that glass is twice as big as it needs to be") But even if the movie is, itself, not political or religious or (outrightly) ethical, it will spark some heated debates along all those lines.

All I ask is that when discussing the ramifications expressed in this "Wonderful" (yeah, I'll call it wonderful) movie, you do not regurgitate comebacks that you haven't thought about. Instead, please consider the point of view of the people in this movie. Realize that these are opinions held be intelligent people who have thought long and hard about this stuff and therefore have some very valid things to say. Just as valid as yourself. Discuss it. It's important.


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