A very special screening of the award winning film
SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL
Friday, September 6, AT 7:30PM
followed by a Q and A with the films Producer/Director, Deborah Koons Garcia.
Deborah Koons Garcia is best known for her 2004 film,THE FUTURE OF FOOD, which brought the issues of genetically engineered crops and the corporate control of our food supply to the world stage and helped jumpstart the organic/local food movement. It continues to screen around the world to change the GMO/corporatist regime.
SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is similarly groundbreaking, presenting comprehensive information with grace and keen artistic vision.
SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is a feature length film that explores the complexity and
mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most
highly esteemed soil scientists, farmers, and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist
of our planetary story. In a skillful mix of art and science, soil is revealed to be a living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.” With the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance. The film inspires the understanding that treating the soil right can help solve some of
our most pressing environmental problems including climate change, dead zones, water scarcity and world hunger.
SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL premiered at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital in 2012. The film has received an award from The Life Sciences Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, the Merit Award for Scientific Information from the Montana CINE International Film Festival, and the Cinema Verde Film Festival Food Award. In January of this year, Deborah Koons Garcia received the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.
The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a a public beneﬁt, non-proﬁt 501 (c) 3 organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.