DIRT: free screenings in DC March 21, 28

2 upcoming Sunday afternoon showings of “Dirt! The Movie” in DC.


-Gina Faber


The Story Of The Glorious And Underappreciated Stuff Beneath Our Feet

(Washington, DC) — DIRT! The Movie delves into the fascinating history of this most lowly substance, explaining how four billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter, and can be used as a source of medicine, beauty, and culture. But people have become greedy and careless, endangering this vital living resource with destructive methods of agriculture, mining practices, and urban development. This abusive behavior has yielded catastrophic results: mass starvation, drought, floods, and global warming. But as the film shows, times are changing — brown is the new green.

Community Cinema [DC] will host two screening events of DIRT! The Movie during the month of March : Sunday, March 21, at 3 PM – Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street, NW at Q. Sunday, March 28 at 5 PM – Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW. A Q&A will follow the screening with Allan Baliett, the Farmer at Fresh and Local Community Supported Agriculture; Ariane Lotti (3/21) of the Organic Farming Research Foundation; Kim Rush (3/28) Backyard Gardner/Educator and former Director of the Washington Youth Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum; Aimee Witteman (3/28); executive director National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; and Marsha Weiner, founder and President of Food Muse Media. The events are FREE and open to the general public. RSVP dirt or call 202-939-0794

DIRT will have its television premiere on the Emmy® Award–winning PBS series Independent Lens in April 2010. (Check local listings)

Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series engaging communities through film produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with free advance screenings of upcoming PBS Independent Lens documentaries. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved or www.communitycinema-dc.org.

D.C.’s Community Cinema presented by ITVS in partnership with WHUT, Busboys and Poets, the Social Action and Leadership School for Activists, the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, and the Center for Social Media at American University. National partners for Community Cinema presentations of “DIRT! The Movie” include Bioneers and Youth Service America.


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