Symphony of the Soil: Educational Collection

Symphony of the Soil: Educational CollectionThe Symphony of the Soil Educational Collection is licensed for use in schools, universities, libraries, and educational organizations. The license is for internal use as an educational resource (class room settings, workshops, etc.) The Educational Collection DVDs cannot be digitized and/or distributed on a server. For streaming/download licenses, please contact our offices for more information. 

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Universities/Government/Non-Profit – Level 2 $300

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The Educational Collection Includes:

Symphony of the Soil – A documentary feature film that 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 captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. [TRT: 104 minutes]

  • Winner of the Merit Award for Scientific Information 2012 – Montana CINE International Film Festival
  • Winner of the Best in Festival Life Sciences Film Festival 2012 – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Winner of the Food Award  Cinema Verde Film Festival 2013 –  Gainesville, FL
    For a full list of awards/screenings

Educational Resources on DVD ROM accessible through your MAC or PC. Includes a list of papers and books by scientists featured in the film which are available through their publishers or by your educational institution’s subscription to the appropriate journal.

Sonatas of the Soil: Volume I and Volume II DVDs – A collection of short films on select topics:

Sonatas of the Soil Volume I:

Portrait of a Winemaker, John Williams of Frog’s Leap [TRT: 14:50 minutes]
Portrait of a Winemaker tells the remarkable story of John Williams and Frog’s Leap Vineyards in the Napa Valley where organically managed dry-farmed grapes make for great soil and award winning wine.
Film Festivals: San Francisco Green Film Festival (October 2010), Mill Valley Film Festival (October 2011), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (January 2012), Sonoma Valley Film Festival (April 2012)

Sekem Vision [TRT: 14:01 minutes]
Sekem Vision features the sustainable development and business pioneers Dr Ibrahim Abouleish and his son, Helmy Abouleish as they discuss their vision for the comprehensive development initiative, Sekem, a giant biodynamic farming community in the deserts of Egypt.
Film Festivals: Reel Earth New Zealand (May 2012), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (January 2012)

Transition Town Totnes [TRT: 13:29 minutes]
Transition Town Totnes is a short film featuring Transition Town movement founder Rob Hopkins as he discusses the core principles of the Transition Initiative, a global community response to the twin pressures of climate change and peak oil.
Film Festivals: Ohio Indie Film Festival (April 2012), Flicker Fest in Australia (January 2012), Mill Valley Film Festival (October 2011), Taos Shortz Film Fest (March 2011), Yale Environmental Film Festival (March 2011)
Awards: Won Best Short in the 2011 Yale Environmental Film Festival.

Sonatas of the Soil Volume II:

Soil In Good Heart [TRT: 13:31 minutes]
Soil in Good Heart is a brief look at why good soil fertility is vital to life. It illustrates how valuable soil is to society and how it’s been neglected at our peril. A mini-primer on what we’ve done to soil and how we can fix it!
Film Festivals: San Francisco Green Film Festival (October 2010), Mill Valley Film Festival (October 2010), Aspen Shortsfest Film Festival (2010)
Awards: Special Jury Recognition Award at the Aspen Shortsfest Film Festival

Walking and Talking with Vandana Shiva [TRT: 54:16 minutes]
Full Interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva, Physicist and Environmental Activist at Navdanya, the farm she founded in India.

A Talk by Satish Kumar [44:17 minutes]
A full presentation from Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence Magazine and Program Director of Schumacher College
The following is a partial list of the universities using Symphony of the Soil for instructional purposes: Cornell University, Dickinson College, Dominican University of California, James Madison University, Los Picos de Nagueles, Mississippi State University, Montana State University, Newcastle University, North Carolina State University Soil Science Department, Purdue University, University of Sydney, University of Tennessee, University of Waterloo, Upper Iowa University Wake Forest University, Whittier College, Iowa State, University of Kentucky and The New School in New York.

The following is a partial list of the universities using Symphony of the Soil for instructional purposes: Cornell University, Dickinson College, Dominican University of California, James Madison University, Los Picos de Nagueles, Mississippi State University, Montana State University, Newcastle University, North Carolina State University Soil Science Department, Purdue University, University of Sydney, University of Tennessee, University of Waterloo, Upper Iowa University Wake Forest University, Whittier College, Iowa State, University of Kentucky and The New School in New York.