Symphony of the Soil

Discover the world beneath your feet

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, "Symphony of the Soil" is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.

Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, "Symphony of the Soil" is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

Director(s): Deborah Koons Garcia
Script: Deborah Koons Garcia
Production: Deborah Koons Garcia, Lily Films
Music: Todd Boekelheide
Actors: Vandana Shiva, Ignacio Chapela, Dan Barber, Michael Hansen, Elaine Ingham, Vijay Jardhari
Year: 2012
Duration: 103 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): German, French, English, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: India, Norway, United States, Egypt, United Kingdom
Screening rights: Lily Films ()
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Main topic(s): Permaculture
Secondary topics: soil
Mentions: land earth dirt farming plants life water
Topic Page(s): Permaculture

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