October: Symphony of the Soil

October 11, 2016

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.” Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems. In addition to the feature film, there are several short films, Sonatas of the Soil, that delve deeply into soil-related topics, and several short clips, Grace Notes, that are available to stream on the film’s website.

November: Kombit

November 8, 2016

The Plow to Plate Film Series brings the documentary “KOMBIT: The Cooperative” to the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn to celebrate a five-year pledge by Timberland to plant five million trees, that becomes a story of empowerment, friendship, and hope for the people of Haiti. Directed by the award-winning filmmakers at Found Object, the film chronicles an unlikely partnership between a Haitian agronomist and a former NGO leader who band together with bootmaker Timberland for a project that quickly evolves into an innovative and sustainable business model that improved farmers’ lives and is helping create a greener future for Haiti. Over the course of five years, the documentary follows the partnership between Timberland and SFA, revealing how a simple tree-planting goal empowered 3,200 farmers to restore their land and take control of their futures.

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