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Dirt! The Movie (2009)

Not Rated | | 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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Jamie Lee Curtis ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Bill Logan Bill Logan ... Self - Author, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
Vandana Shiva ... Self - Physicist, Farmer & Environmental Activist
Fritjof Capra Fritjof Capra ... Self - Theoretical Physicist & Author
John Todd John Todd ... Self - Biologist & Eco-designer
Gary Vaynerchuk ... Self - Host, Wine Library TV
Wangari Maathai ... Self - Nobel Laureate & Founder of Green Belt Movement
Janine Benyus Janine Benyus ... Self - Founder, The Biomimicry Institute
Miguel Altieri Miguel Altieri ... Self - Entomologist, UC Berkeley
Jeremy Narby Jeremy Narby ... Self - Anthropologist & Author
Paul Stamets Paul Stamets ... Self - Mycologist
Andy Lipkis Andy Lipkis ... Self - Founder & President, TreePeople
Bob Cannard Bob Cannard ... Self - Farmer
Kevin Rowell Kevin Rowell ... Self - Natural Builder
Marisha Farnsworth Marisha Farnsworth ... Self - Natural Builder
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Storyline

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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A story with heart and soil.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Female Inmates: God made dirt, and dirt don't hurt. Put it in your mouth and let it work. Dirt!
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A waste of time
10 November 2013 | by alexhopSee all my reviews

it's awful because it is about dirt and it was boring, but if it was made into a musical, I'd dig it! Dirt is a dry movie. There is no heart and soil in it as it describes in the tag line. I was super excited for this movie only for it to be one I wish I could bury in my backyard. It lacked substance. I was really looking forward to using this movie for my class on environmental biology for the dirt chapter, but it would put my students to sleep. Yes, all those puns were intended, as that's the type of person I am. Haha. Don't watch this movie. I found nothing positive to add to this review because it was just a waste of my time. For your own sanity, please do not watch the movie Dirt!, unless it is recreated in a more entertaining manner.


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2009 (USA) See more »

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Argentina See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.85 : 1
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