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Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s mostesteemed 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.
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. Register here.
Why should we care about soil? As climate change and the increase in carbon emissions in the atmosphere cause more and more disasters, carbon sequestration becomes increasingly important. Healthy, living soil enhances the earth’s natural ability to hold carbon in the soil, thus reducing the emission of “greenhouse gasses” into the atmosphere and thereby alleviating global warming. Restoring the fertility of our soil is the single most important challenge we face today and once people have that understanding and appreciation, we will move towards appropriate action.
SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL – AWARDS
– Winner of the Life Sciences Film Festival, Prague 2012
– Deborah Koons Garcia received the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award for her body of films on agriculture, genetically modified food and sustainability at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, January 2013
– Winner of the 2013 Cinema Verde Film Festival’s Food Award
Sponsored by Republic Services
This film screening is part of Sustainable Solano’s community Conversations program bringing inspiring speakers and film screenings to Solano county in an effort to open dialogue and guide community conversations about meaningful topics relevant to global and local sustainable practice, conservation and social policy.