Bill Benenson & Gene Rosow
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 facing agriculture and our use of the soil.
Through the clear love of the soil that the people in the film show, and the value they give to it, we are inspired to remember how important the dirt beneath our feet is in our lives and how we ourselves can rekindle our relationship with it.