Shown as part of the Food & Agriculture Film Series

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.

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National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital