I just watched DIRT! The Movie for free at dotSUB. A really good movie about soil and the importance of a healthy biosphere of rich biodiversity. Takes a couple of detours (ie one about various spiritual connections to soil) that may seem weird depending on who you are and is quite a bit pro-organic agriculture but all in all a good, educational movie about not just soil, but about deforestation, climate change, agriculture – and a bit about conflict too!
“You create deserts where you are and eventually these micro deserts form much bigger areas. And we can’t live very happily in a desert. And so we start fighting between farming communities and nomadic communities over land that is not a desert, that still has dirt. Desertification or land degradation is one good way of undermining security in any country.”
– Wangari Maathai [0:29]
“There is a very strong correlation between human degradation and environmental degradation.”
– Sebastiao Salgado, photographer [0:42]