A MINISTRY OF
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Woody Harrelson narrates this 2020 documentary that takes a look at a solution to climate change that the actor says "is right under our feet, and it's as old as dirt." It's soil, and "due to its vast scale and its ability to sequester immense quantities of greenhouse gases, it could just be the one thing that can balance our climate, replenish our fresh water supplies, and feed the world." The documentary initially plays to our more self-motivated tendencies, getting our attention by championing the health benefits of eating nutrient-rich food grown in healthy soil but for the most part, it hammers home soil's critical ability to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and stabilize Earth's climate. This film unpacks the pressing threat of soil desertification (land that is turning to desert), the damage caused by industrial agriculture (the quick history of chemical pesticide use in America is alarming), and the fact that within 60 years, the U.N. predicts the world's remaining topsoil will be gone. But instead of resting on this doomscape, the film optimistically showcases those championing regenerative agriculture, running composting and sustainable waste management facilities, and fighting to restore balance to the planet through the dirt under your feet.
Kiss the Ground has become a movement with extensive stewardship and farmland programs supporting farmers and their adoption of regenerative agriculture, and a website filled with online courses, resources, actions, videos and a map where you can find regenerative local farms.
“Inspires a rare feeling of hope” New York Times
1 hour 24 minutes.
https://kisstheground.com/support-the-film/ for the trailer and more…
Streaming on Netflix, for rent on Vimeo, and they have a ‘host a screening’ program for groups.