Symphony of the Soil will screen at the Princeton Library as part of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival on Thursday February 7th, 2013.
Symphony of the Soil, Directed and produced by Deborah Koons Garcia, explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. The film also examines the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on its key role in addressing the most challenging environmental problems of our time.
A panel discussion featuring soil experts, moderated by Judith Robinson, soil environmentalist, and Joseph Heckman, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility, will follow the screening.
2013: Thursday, February 7—7 p.m.
The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and is held annually in the winter at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton, New Jersey.
Founded in 2006, the PEFF’s mission is to share exceptional documentary films and engage the community in exploring environmental sustainability from a wide range of angles and perspectives.
Most of the screenings are accompanied by a Q&A with film directors and producers, as well as other talks by invited speakers who visit for the festival or live in the local community. As the festival grows and consider its sustainability, it is mindful to expand its reach while keeping the character of the festival focused on being a great and special local event. So, for the PEFF, they think “small town, big ideas” is the best fit!
In 2012, the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, hit a milestone — year six — with an increase in attendance to our best ever — 4230 attendees. The films, filmmakers and other speakers and our first-year Next Generation Environmental Fair were outstanding and inspiring. The festival this year will be held in January and February 2013. See the Schedule for a complete listing of film times and dates. Please take a look at photos from the event and and keep up on news and festival updates on the PEFF Facebook page.
For past PEFF programming and films, please check out the Film Archive.