"This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets."
Washington Post, Barbara Damrosch
"True to its title, the film really makes a symphony of soil..."
- Civil Eats, Sally Neas
"...a stimulating and visually engaging product.."
- The Village Voice, John Oursler
"There’s a glowing appreciation for the rarity and value of truly fertile soil"
- Film Journal International, Chris Barsanti
"Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet."
- New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis

In honor of the International Year of the Soils and the global effort to create soil consciousness, we are streaming Symphony of the Soil for the week of April 20 – 26 in English with French subtitles for free (The DVD is available in English with  subtitles in seven languages – English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish). You can watch directly from our site above or it can be embedded and shared. You can support the film and the International Year of the Soils by holding a public screening, giving an educational collection to your local library or school, or giving a DVDs to friends. Enjoy and happy International Year of the Soils!

About Symphony of the Soil
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. 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.


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The Symphony of the Soil Project includes our feature length documentary, Symphony of the Soil, several Sonatas of the Soil (short films which go deeply into one topic) and Grace Notes (free streamed video clips). Find out more about the Symphony of the Soil Project


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Available for purchase: Symphony of the Soil (feature film in BluRay and DVD), Sonatas of the Soil (for streaming rental or DVD collection): Sonatas of the Soil Volume 1, Sonatas of the Soil Volume 2, Symphony of the Soil Educational Collection (in DVD)


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