The Movie

DVD - 2010
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"Thought-provoking...welcome humor and visual pizzazz."--Variety
"An invigorating look at an invaluable substance we take for granted."--Los Angeles Times
Celebrates the extraordinary cycle of life that revolves around the soil. Experts and enthusiasts from all over the world detail dirt's millennia-old history, its unique composition, and, most important, its remarkable functions. Also reminds us why it needs to be protected and conserved, especially given that today it is disappearing. Includes bonus scenes and extended interviews.
Publisher: New York : Docurama Films, 2010.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781422978658
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Curtis, Jamie Lee 1958-


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Dec 19, 2016

Makes one appreciate dirt in a new way when you think of it as a life giver rather than filth. Interesting that mud houses stay cooler in the summer and retain heat in the winter as opposed to concrete. Became almost too much to bear when facts such as industrialization, wars over soil and thousands of farmers in India who died by suicide discussed but soon turned hopeful by showing inner city green spaces and successful prison gardening programs. I liked the little cartoon dirt guy.

NewYorkViews May 14, 2015

Some of it seemed derogatory against dark-skinned people. Too bourgeoisie.

real_thing Dec 30, 2014

funny, real, disturbing

Sep 14, 2014

Excellent look at what is under our feet, a whole world we can be so unaware of. It's about the health of our planet and ourselves.

rodneycward Jun 20, 2014

This documentary is a very thought provoking movie. I know the way we abuse agriculture and about getting food from so far away being nutritionally deficient but never realized how we have abused the dirt, the foundation of life, of us. Made me think about dirt in a whole new light. If you care about your health and the environment this DVD is a must see.

Feb 17, 2012

Why is this such a good movie? It's uplifting. It tells us what each of us can do. It is educational. It is fun. It covers the topic from around the globe. It is great for all ages. It moves us forward.


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