Movie Night: DIRT! THE MOVIE

Join us for a fun and informative film screening of the film Dirt!


The 
Movie 
is 
an 
insightful 
and
 timely
 film
 that 
tells 
the 
story 
of 
the 
glorious 
and 
unappreciated 
material 
beneath 
our 
feet. 
One 
teaspoon 
of 
dirt 
contains 
a 
billion 
organisms
 working 
in
 remarkable 
balance
 to 
maintain 
and
 sustain 
a
 series 
of 
complex, 
thriving
 communities
 that 
impact 
our 
daily 
lives. 

Inspired 
by 
William
 Bryant 
Logan’s 
acclaimed
 book 
Dirt: 
The 
Ecstatic 
Skin 
of 
the 
Earth, 
Dirt! 
The
Movie 
takes 
a 
humorous
 and 
substantial 
look 
into 
the 
history 
and 
current 
state 
of 
the 
living 
organic 
matter 
that 
we 
come 
from 
and
 will 
later 
return 
to. 
An 
 eclectic 
group
 of 
participants 
ranging 
from
 biologists 
to
 prisoners 
incarcerated
 on
 Rikers 
Island
 offer
 answers 
to 
problems
 and 
inspire
 us 
to 
clean 
up 
the 
mess 
that 
we’ve 
created.
 Dirt!
 The 
Movie 
will 
make 
you 
want 
to 
get 
dirty.




Dirt! 
The
 Movie 
is 
directed 
by 
Bill 
Benenson 
and 
Gene 
Rosow
and 
produced
 through
Common 
Ground 
Media, 
Inc., 
a 
non‐profit
 foundation.



We gather at 6:30 and begin the film at 7pm with a discussion to follow. The film will run 86 minutes. There will be a facilitated discussion and an opportunity to learn more about what is happening with dirt at R.W. Traip Academy. 

Please bring a snack or beverage to share if you would like. 

Donation of $3 suggested to support the sustainability program at R.W. Traip Academy. 


http://youtu.be/iWaabJ2JxUM

ABOUT
 THE 
FILM 




Dirt! 
The 
Movie
 introduces 
viewers 
to
 dirt’s 
fascinating 
history.
 Four 
billion 
years 
of 
evolution 
have 
created
 the 
dirt 
that 
recycles our 
water, 
gives 
us 
food, 
provides 
us 
shelter,
 and
 that
 can
 be
 used
 as
 a
 source 
of 
medicine, 
beauty 
and
 culture. 


However,
 people 
have 
become 
greedy 
and 
careless,
 endangering 
this 
vital 
living 
resource 
with 
destructive 
methods 
of
 agriculture, 
mining 
practices, 
and 
urban 
development.
 The 
word 
dirt 
has 
become 
“dirty”. 
This 
abusive 
behavior 
has 
yielded 
catastrophic 
results,
 which
the 
film 
does
 not 
shy 
away 
from:
 mass
 starvation, 
drought, 
floods and 
global
warming. 


Dirt! 
The 
Movie 
proves 
that 
times 
are 
changing.
 Brown 
is 
the 
new
 green. 

More 
than 
25 
renowned 
global 
visionaries 
in
 countries
 around
 the 
world
are 
discovering 
new 
ways 
of 
thinking 
as 
they 
come 
together 
to 
repair 
this
 natural 
resource
 with 
practical, 
viable
 solutions. 
These 
participants 
include 
Bill
Logan, 
Andy 
Lipkis, 
Dr.
Vandana
 Shiva, 
Fritjof 
Capra,
 Pierre 
Rabhi,
  Wangari 
Maathai, 
Wes 
Jackson 
and 
Majora 
Carter.





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