Dirt, the Movie

Monday, April 28th, 2014

If you haven’t already seen this, here’s an excellent documentary movie narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.   …called “Dirt”!  There are a lot of high value concepts presented with both seriousness and humor.  …most importantly how we are “of the earth” ourselves.  The trailer here is only a couple minutes http://youtu.be/IscKeTRuKv8 .  I just recently viewed the movie from the DVD, where I also had the opportunity to view several excellent extra scenes – the school program extra scenes was particularly good.  …might be worth renting the actual DVD.

Here’s the description….

“Dirt! The Movie is an astonishing, humorous and substantial look at the glorious and unappreciated ground beneath our feet. Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth’s climate. Why do we humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource? Consider the results of such behavior – Mass starvation, drought, floods and global warming. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt! The Movie tells the story of humans trying to reconnect to dirt-the living skin of the earth. Traveling from the vineyards of California to the plains of Kenya, Dirt! Reveals how repairing our relationship with dirt can create new possibilities for all life on earth.”

“Fed Up” Film Examines Food Industry

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Fed Up,” a film that received a lot of attention at the Sundance Film Festival, focuses on the sugar industry and its effect on the health of Americans, and promises to change everything you thought you knew about food and exercise.  The film follows the lives of a group of children over the course of two years as they diet and exercise in an effort to become healthier.  “Fed Up” includes interviews with experts and some of the most powerful newsmakers in the nation, and examines the relationship between the food industry and the U.S. government.

It was executive produced by Laurie David, the Academy Award-winning producer of “An Inconvenient Truth,” executive produced and narrated by veteran broadcast journalist and Yahoo’s global anchor, Katie Couric, and directed by Stephanie Soechtig.

“Fed Up” opens in theaters nationwide on May 9.