"Touching, instructive, endearing, astute, grounded, heartwarming, and remarkable. Adjectives cannot describe how skillfully Dirt Rich portrays the emergent wisdom of the new breed of earth stewards, scientists, smallholders, agronomists, and activists who brilliantly husband land (and animals) in order to midwife a regenerative civilization." - Paul Hawken
"Thank you Maui Film Festival for fabulous festival and this award!"
Ojai Film Festival
November 2nd, 4:00pm
Chaparral Auditorium, Ojai, California
DIRT RICHPower Beneath Our Feet
Dirt Rich shifts focus from greenhouse gas emissions to carbon draw down which is the only viable solution for reversing the effects of runaway global warming in a timely manner. Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection/restoration of carbon rich wetlands and keystone species, Dirt Rich illustrates how implementing these strategies will return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon while growing soil, our most precious resource.
The science is clear. Global warming is worse than predicted and we are now at a tipping point. Currently our CO2 levels are at 400 parts per million (ppm) putting us way over the safe level of 260 ppm. Even if we were to stop all fossil fuel use today, the climate effects will continue for the next 1000 years because much of that carbon is stored in the ocean and it takes that long for it to cycle out. The only chance we have to halt the effects of runaway global warming is to quickly draw carbon back down into the soils where it belongs. This not only sequesters the carbon but serves to revitalize our collapsed soils by allowing natural processes like photosynthesis and microbial growth to take back over. Scientists are predicting that on our current trajectory we have 70 harvests left and a very short window of time to make the impactful changes necessary to prevent runaway global warming. Dirt Rich will illustrate for viewers the strategies necessary to accomplish this.
(Founder and Filmmaker)
(Producer and Post-Production Supervisor)
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's CapitalMarch 20 7:00 pm, Bethesda Row Theater
Rumplefarm Private ScreeningMarch 31, 7:00 pm, Sebastopol, CA
CASBA ConferenceApril 13th, Cambria CA
DIRT RICH PREMIEREMay 21, 7:00 pm, Sebastiani Theater, Sonoma CA
Novato Green Film Series at City Hall901 Sherman Avenue, Novato, CA
May 31st, 2018 - Doors open at 6:00pm. Free entry!
Maui Film FestivalJune 17th at 5:00pm
The Castle Theater at The Maui Arts and Cultural Center
PLACEPLACE for Sustainable Living
June 29th at 6:30pm
1121 64th Street Oakland, CA 94608
Regeneration CanadaAugust 20, Aire Commune in Montreal (Time TBA)
2018 Biochar ConferenceAugust 20-23, Wilmington, DE - Time To Be Announced.
Commonwealth Club Panel Event with FilmmakersMon, Aug 27 at 6:00pm 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94102
SF Green Film FestivalSeptember 9th, Noon, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco
International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and EqualitySeptember 17th, Jakarta, Indonesia
Citizens Environmental Coalition, Houston Green Film SeriesSeptember 19th, 6:30pm
Rice Media Center, Houston, TX
Portland EcoFilm FestivalSeptember 28th at 6:30pm - Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
Culinary Institute of CaliforniaOctober 6th, Napa, CA
LA Femme Film FestivalOctober 12th, 6:00pm - Regal Cinemas LA Live 14; 1000 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
United Nations Association Film FestivalOctober 23rd, 9:10pm - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Friday Harbor Film FestivalOctober 27th, 10:30am
Palace Theater - 209 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Ojai Film FestivalNovember 2nd, 4:00pm, Ojai, California
Crossroads FestivalNovember 5th, TIME TBA - Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Southwestern UniversityNovember 8th, 5:30pm - Georgetown, TX
(Director in attendance for Q&A.)