Phillips Exeter Academy Opens Fall Sustainability Film Series with Dirt! The Movie
Friday, September 28, 2012
Phillips Exeter Academy's fall sustainability film series opens this month with three controversial and award-winning films featured through November, focusing on the Earth, its core ingredients and the price of its misuse. The films are: dirt! The Movie, Bitter Seeds and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front. These films will be shown inside the Forum, located on the third floor of the Phelps Academy Center on Tan Lane.
Dirt! The Movie – It's about dirt: the basic and omnipotent element brimming with living organisms and made from the same matter as the stars, planets and human beings. Dirt! The Movie tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility—illustrating soil's economic, social and political impact. Consequently, as technology and industrial landscapes advance, man's relationship with soil continues to slip deeper into turmoil. Inside dirt, billions of living organisms work together to maintain complex, thriving communities invisible in our daily lives. These communities help to provide us with food and shelter, hold and clean our water, and regulate the Earth's climate. This insightful and timely film tells the story of this glorious yet often stepped-upon surface beneath our feet.
For further information about the film series, call PEA Sustainability Education Coordinator and Science Instructor Elizabeth Stevens at 603-777-4055. A complete list of upcoming sustainable events can be found on the PEA Sustainability webpage and on the PEA Community Calendar. Events are also available on the Phillips Exeter Academy public events line at 603-777-4309 and on our website at PEA. For directions to Phillips Exeter Academy, call 603-777-4330.