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Environmental and Urban Studies Program and Bard Center for Environmental Policy present

A Special Screening: Symphony of the Soil

Q & A to follow with the filmaker, Deborah Koons Garcia, and lead scientist in the film, Dr. Ignacio Chapela 

Monday, February 25, 2013

[A Special Screening: Symphony of the Soil] Deborah Koons Garcia, Director/Producer
photo credit: Nic Coury Monterey County Weekly
Deborah Koons Garcia, Director/Producer photo credit: Nic Coury Monterey County Weekly

The latest film from Deborah Koons Garcia, “SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL” will be shown at Bard College, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker and lead scientist in the film. The screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:35pm. (Read Huff Post Review)  We hope you will join us!

SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is a feature length film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most highly esteemed soil scientists, farmers, and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. In a skillful mix of art and science, soil is revealed to be a living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.” With the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance. The film inspires the understanding that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems, from climate change, to dead zones, to feeding an ever increasing world population.

For the last ten years, Deborah Koons Garcia has created films that bring deep awareness to food and farming issues.  For more information on Symphony of the Soil, please see www.symphonyofthesoil.com

Location: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center in the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center on Blithewood Avenue at Bard College. (http://www.bard.edu/campus/facilities/facilities.php?id=6


Download: SOS Poster Web.pdf

Time: 4:45 pm – 7:20 pm

Location: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center