Friday, May 28, 2010

"DIRT! The Movie"

At the Urban Meadow we are interested in all things having to do with the environment and gardening, so "DIRT! The Movie" is right up our alley.  This documentary cleverly tells the story of that thin crust of earth we call dirt and which makes life on our planet possible. A humorous and touching complement to Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth," DIRT brings us up close and makes us feel an affection for dirt and all the miraculous and beautiful things it brings to human life.

Appearing in the film are a group of wonderful people from around the world who are fighting to preserve soil, just a fancy name for dirt, as a precious resource and in larger terms save the environment from destruction.  In this clip, a brilliant and charming woman named Wangari Maathai, who won a Noble Peace Prize in 2004 for her environmental work, tells a parable about a hummingbird doing it's part to help against what seems insurmountable odds:

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