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http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/di... Its under our feet and under our fingernails, but what is it? And how did it get there? Inspired by William Bryant Logans acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, find out how industrial farming, mining and urban development have led us toward cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. Dirt is a part of everything we eat, drink and breathe. Which is why we should stop treating it like, welldirt.
DIRT! THE MOVIE premieres April 20, 2009 on Independent Lens, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, Independent Lens is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.