"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!"
DIRT RICHPower Beneath Our Feet
Dirt Rich takes the viewer on a journey through a multiplicity of carbon draw down strategies that focus on natural solutions that simultaneously address the revitalization of soil and stabilization of atmospheric carbon levels. Currently the planets soils are desperately depleted as the microbial life within them has been greatly destroyed. Scientists are predicting that on the current trajectory there is only enough good soil to support 64 more harvests. This film couldn't be more timely. Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection and the restoration of carbon rich wetlands, Dirt Rich educates and inspires viewers to contemplate how our choices matter, and how everything on this planet connects.
During the making of DIRT RICH, I, Marcelina Cravat, the filmmaker, was of the belief that "global warming" was a huge issue facing the planet. In the years to follow, I've come to an understanding that "global warming" is not a true, organic threat, but rather a UN brokered narrative that through the induction of fear seeks to shepherd people towards support of numerous power driven agendas that are a danger to the planet. I believe that climate change is real but only because of the weather modification/geoengineering programs that assault natural systems and thus create interference that inhibits planetary balance and causes suffering and death.
As a filmmaker I am faced with two choices regarding both of my earlier films: to re-edit, or to admit my mistake and leave the film intact as it illustrates a process of awakening. I've chosen the latter in the spirit of honesty.
These beautiful award winning films still hold strong messages which I am fully resonant with regarding the importance of responsibility, and soil health replete with minerals, carbon and microbial life. I apologize for misinformation presented at times within these films about "global warming" and encourage individuals to glean from them valuable messages they convey, and to do their own research to best understand the realities this planet is currently facing as the power structure plays "God".
Thank you for your understanding.
(Founder and Filmmaker)
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.)
Community Room at the Round Valley Library CommonsNovember 9th, 7pm - 23925 Howard Street, Covelo, CA
EcoCup Moscow Film FestivalNovember 27th, Moscow, Russia
Farming Film FestivalJanuary 7th, Opening Film 1:00pm Port Townsend Library & 6:00pm Jefferson County Library
The HFUU Puna Chapter,January 28th
Hilo Palace TheaterFebruary 22nd, 7pm, 38 Haili St, Hilo, HI 96720 (Josiah Hunt in attendance for Q&A)
Chico Breath StudioFebruary 23nd, 4pm, 830 Broadway Chico, Ca 95926
Transitions Film FestivalFebruary 22nd (Time TBA), Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Nassau County Sierra ClubMarch 1st - 7:00PM, Fernandina Beach Public Library, St, Fernandina Beach, FL
One Earth Film Festival - ChicagoMarch 3rd - 2PM, Windsor Park Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
One Earth Film Festival - ChicagoMarch 6th - 6:30PM, College of Lake County, Grayslake in Grayslake, IL
One Earth Film Festival - ChicagoMarch 9th - 2PM, Triton College in River Grove, IL
Nassau County Sierra ClubApril 5th - 7:00PM, Fernandina Beach Public Library, St, Fernandina Beach, FL
International Resilience Film Festival and Panel DiscussionApril 20, Nevada City - Time will be announced
Sponsored by Mothers Out Front, CitySprouts & Farmers To YouMay 7th - 6:30-8:30 at Somerville Theater Cambridge, Massachusetts
Katonah Village LibraryMay 22nd - 26 Bedford Road - Katonah, NY
Sponsored by Mothers Out FrontJune 12 2019, at the San Tomas Aquino Library in San Jose, CA from 7 to 9pm.
Cinemapolis Movie TheaterSeptember 10th, 7PM. - 120 E. Green Street, Ithica, NY
San Juan Island AG GuildSeptember 20th, 6:30PM. - Friday Harbor, Washington. (Filmmaker Q&A)
Autumn LightsOctober 17-19th, Lakeside Park, Lake Merrit, Oakland, CA (looping presentation to passerbys).
Person of the Planet SeriesSaturday Dec 7, 7:00 PM, Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave, Kensington, Ca