Symphony of the Soil screening again

Post-screening discussion will be led by local farmers Arzeena Hamir and Moss Dance.

Back by popular demand, Symphony of the Soil will be featured in a Best of the World Community Film Festival screening at the North Island College theatre in Courtenay on March 5 at 7 p.m.

Post-screening discussion will be led by local farmers Arzeena Hamir and Moss Dance.

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting-edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance, soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource.

The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.

Director Deborah Koons Garcia (Future of Food) says, “I wanted to make a positive film; people need to be heartened and feel like there’s hope of solving problems if we treat the soil right. The soil will meet us halfway; if we let it live, it will sustain us.”

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 plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.  Beautiful cinematography and musical score. Admission is by donation. Check out the trailer at www.symphonyofthe soil.com. For details, phone 250-337-5412.

— World Community Film Festival

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