Win a Copy of Dirt: The Movie

DIRT! THE MOVIE is an astonishing, humorous and substantial look at the glorious and unappreciated ground beneath our feet.

Natural Papa is giving you two chances to win a copy of Dirt – The Movie. Read about the movie, watch the trailer and learn how to win at the bottom of the article!

Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth’s climate. Why do we humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource? Consider the results of such behavior: Mass starvation, drought, floods and global warming.

Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, DIRT! THE MOVIE tells the story of humans trying to re-connect to dirt—the living skin of the earth. Traveling from the vineyards of California to the plains of Kenya, DIRT! reveals how repairing our relationship with dirt can create new possibilities for all life on earth.

An Official Sundance Film Festival Selection, DIRT! THE MOVIE hits DVD shelves—in Eco-friendly packaging!—on April 6, 2010 from Docurama Films. The film will have a broadcast premiere on PBS’ Independent Lens on April 20th (Earth Day) at 10pm nationwide. *check local listings.


Extended Animations, Bonus Scenes, Interviews, Theatrical Trailer, Filmmaker Biography

How to win!

1. Leave a comment below, telling us why you think that dirt is important and why it should be protected.

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2. If you are on Twitter, Tweet this article to your followers using the hashtag #DirtTheMovie

Contest ends April 5th.

Good Luck!

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

14 thoughts on “Win a Copy of Dirt: The Movie

  • Amy Morie

    Dirt is the beginning and end of all – it brings life, supports our lives throughout, and takes us back when those lives are spent. What we do to dirt, we do to the bodies of all living things. If we respect and protect dirt and we nourish life!

  • Dirt is a medium in which life grows, as we exist in air, as fish exist in water. Dirt supplies nutrients to plants which sustain us, and those animals which we might eat, and decomposers return them all back to that source. Dirt is the source of pottery, china, porcelain, bricks, adobe. Dirt’s our supplier. Be good to it.

  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, dirt to dirt – it gives life and e return to it when we do – it is the eternal circle of life

  • Dirt is extremely important. It provides us sustenance through the vegetables & fruits we can grow from it, it feeds the livestock that we raise as pets and food and so many more things it does for us. We need to protect it at all costs by ending all of the chemicals that we put on it for vanity reasons like a weed free lawn and all the other poisons that we spray, sprinkle or pour on the soil! It’s a continuous cycle as it gives and receives and we need to treat it like gold 🙂

  • There is more LIFE in the first two inches under the earth’s surface than in everything above. Without maintaining the health of what is under our feet, we do not survive.

    Plus— good, clean dirt is a lot of fun to play in.

    See you outside,
    Tim Magner
    Author, “Earl the Earthworm Digs for His Life”

    P.S. A green kid (and a happy kid) is a dirty kid.

  • Dirt along with water and air is one of our most important natural resources. These things are what keeps are planet naturally fuelled. It’s necessesary to grow our food and the food for our livestock. It even acts as a filter cleaning water as it passes through.

    there are more reasons, but these constitute a solid foundation for any argument.

  • Sara Stefon Fusco

    Have a little respect people…. good grief. It is SOIL or Mr. Soil to you. Not dirt. Of course, everyone should know the dirt on Dirt.

  • Citizen Spain

    What else keeps us from tumbling in a freefall towards the Earth’s molten core, sizzlin’ and poppin’ like a bunch of crawdads in a frying pan? Dirt is our most powerful ally in the fight against gravity.

  • Dirt is beautiful, dirt sustains life, dirt engages children… We need to protect it so that it can provide for us, not just keep taking and leaving it ravaged.

  • In soil, death is brought back to life. Some cultures STILL refer to it as Soil, and cultivate it with respect.

  • Gizzelle Rojas Boccia

    Dirt is living and it is the foundation of our existence on earth. We walk upon it, plant upon it, dig in it, and are fed from it. Dirt is a natural, clean, and miraculous. It is a place where wondrous creatures live and thrive. Dirt is where our feet and bodies are planted when we feel the most grounded and at peace with our surroundings. It is our gift of life.


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