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New Meetup: Brunch and Environmental filmfest --"Dirt!" and "Ladies of the Land"

From: Sankar
Sent on: Monday, March 15, 2010 4:58 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for nature lovers meetup!

What: Brunch and Environmental filmfest --"Dirt!" and "Ladies of the Land"

When: Saturday, March 20,[masked]:15 AM

National museum of natural history
1000 constitution ave nw
Washington, DC 20004

Both movies are at the Baird auditorium. The first movie starts at 12.30pm. I will be at the entrance to Atrium Cafe on first floor from 11.15 to 11.30am. After the brunch we'll head over to Baird Auditorium on same floor.

DIRT! THE MOVIE (USA, 2009, 86 min.)

This is the story of earth?s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility ? from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. Bringing to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact of soil, the film shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. What we?ve destroyed, we can heal. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. Directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow.

Discussion with filmmaker Bill Benenson follows screening.

LADIES OF THE LAND (USA, 2007, 30 min.)

As small, family farms continue to disappear and large, mechanized farms dominate American agriculture, a new kind of farmer is sprouting up across the land: women. Ladies of the Land profiles four women who once never thought they?d be in charge of a farm, but today raise cattle, sell goat cheese and harvest organic vegetables. With commentary from Carolyn Sachs, Ph.D., one of the nation?s leading experts on women in agriculture, and Amy Trauger, Ph.D., founder of the Pennsylvania Women?s Agricultural Network, the film takes us on a journey through America?s new heartland. Directed by Megan Thompson.

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