A small flower peaks up through cracked, dry soil and is encircled with a heart. The copy reads ‘A story with heart and soil. Below: Director/producer Gene Rosow, wearing a red cap that says ‘dirt!,’ laughs as he holds handfuls of dirt toward the camera.’
Industrial farming, mining, and urban development have endangered the soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods, and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?   Read more about the film >> Check local listings >>
A man pulls a handful of humus from a ziploc bag.
Composting 101

Yes, you can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear — or rather, rich, living soil out of your leftover banana peels and coffee grounds.

Behind the Scenes

“Dirt’s story needed to be fun, scary, serious, emotional, spiritual, dramatic, and visually compelling with a cast of billions.”


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