This Earth Day, Dig Some Dirt!

Dirt the Movie Port Coquitlam

Earth Day is coming up fast, on Monday, April 22, 2013. If you’re wondering what to do to celebrate the planet, we have one suggestion. Drop by Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam at 7:00pm for a special free screening of Dirt! The Movie. The Earth Day showing is happening as an extension of Leigh Square’s Movie Night program.

Dirt! The Movie was directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow. The film takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of our planet’s most valuable and under-appreciated source of fertility. You’ll learn about dirt from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt! The Movie brings the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has to life. You’ll hear stories from experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

The film is not only about dirt. You’ll get more from seeing it than just a lesson on the wonders of soil. It warns us about how our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted by modern industrial pursuits and the clamour for both profit and natural resources. Dirt! The Movie is a call to action, which makes it the perfect Earth Day viewing.

This screening will be a sister event to another in Brooklyn, New York at PS-15 Patrick Daly School organized by Port Coquitlam artist Diane Moran as a partnership. You can enjoy the global connection as you watch. So grab a drink and some popcorn and head to Leigh Square some quality cinema. For more information, drop out Leigh Square’s Facebook page and stay in the loop on this and other great local events.

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