World Soil day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change. It is celebrated particularly by the global community of 60 000 soil scientists charged with responsibility of generating and communicating soil knowledge for the common good. many events focused on increasing the public awareness of soil and its contribution to humanity and the environment
Want to make a difference in the world? One small thing you can do is share the message of Dirt! The Movie with your friends and loved ones this year and Be A Hummingbird. Dirt! The Movie is available in discounted multi-packs for all your holiday gift giving needs. Give to your community by hosting […]
From the interwebs: A Free, Pick-Your-Own Orchard Takes Root in Los Angeles. Congratulations to Fallen Fruit! http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/12/10/a-public-orchard-takes-root-in-la?cmpid=foodinc-fb http://ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov/index.php/urban-orchard-in-del-aire/ https://www.facebook.com/FallenFruit Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest http://www.alternet.org/environment/vandana-shiva-everything-i-need-know-i-learned-forest?akid=9786.1076899.RGNxVV&rd=1&src=newsletter758412&t=21 20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peels http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/20-uses-for-leftover-fruit-and-vegetable-peels
As more and more cities and counties are banning single-use plastic grocery bags, we here at Dirt! applaud the elimination of one more source of plastic pollution in our waterways, oceans and of course our landfills. Last week Los Angeles became the largest city in the U.S. to approve a ban on plastic grocery bags.
Greetings from the Dirt Team and welcome to our new website. It’s hard to believe that it’s been three and a half years since we had our premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!
Since then Dirt! The Movie has screened on PBS as its Earth Day Special in 2010; has shown in numerous festivals and events in more than 14 countries around the world (most recently the Bejing International Film Festival in April); has screened for a special soil commission for the European Union in Brussels and the European Soil and Land Alliance Convention in Germany; has found friends with such organizations as the Festival of Faiths (Sacred Soil: Foundation of Life, 2010) and Interfaith Power and Light (Sow a Cool Harvest, 2012) and even received a “Dirt! The Movie Day” proclamation from Mayor Gavin Newsom in San Francisco. These are just a selection of highlights as it would take pages to name all of our fantastic partners and alliances to properly credit their ongoing work and help to us. It has been a wild ride and we are so happy that Dirt! continues to make friends and reach people through festivals and your grass roots community screenings!
Bill Benenson, Director/Producer of Dirt! The Movie, recently sat down with Gary Null for an interview on PRN.
Documentary Feature – Dirt! The Movie – with filmmaker Bill Benenson
Bill Benenson is an award winning filmmaker with over 30 years experience producing and directing documentary and Hollywood movies. His Hollywood productions include Boulevard Nights, Under the Volcano, A Walk on the Moon, and Pumping Iron.
The Los Angeles Times By Krista Simmons July 29, 2009 A freckle-faced Malloy Sparling wraps her dirt-dusted fingers around a three-pronged cultivator and looks up with a big-toothed smile. “We’re making a garden,” she says, plucking a weed out of the ground, then wiping her little hands on her tomato red T-shirt. Sparling and other young […]
Dirt! The Movie featured in Produced By, the Producers Guild of America Magazine Dirt! The Movie is featured in the Spring 2010 Green issue of Produced By, The Official Magazine of the Producers Guild of America. Link to article.
Dirt! The Movie Producer/Director Bill Benenson interviewed on LinkTV’s Earth Focus. A podcast is available for this series. Link Media owns and operates the broadcast channel Link TV and www.LinkTV.org. Link is the first nationwide television channel and website dedicated to providing global perspectives on news, events and culture. Link’s programs provide a unique perspective […]
Parade Magazine and parade.com chose Dirt! The Movie as one of it’s Parade Picks for the week of May 23, 2010. It was quite an honor to be selected by “the most widely read magazine in the U.S.”