Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of [soil] gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.
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Symphony of the Soil

Symphony of the Soil is a documentary that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world's most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and "treat soil like dirt." Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems.

Played at

Music Hall, 11.08.13 - 11.14.13
Rated NR
Web Site: http://www.symphon...
Runtime: 104 min
Language: English

Director: Deborah Koons Garcia
FEATURED REVIEW: Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
Two of the documentaries under review here are focused on rivers, while the third takes a close look at soil. Given the mounting environmental crisis, they achieve an urgency that would put them at the top of any serious filmgoer’s “must see” list. The fact that al...