For the Press

Our press kit is available for download below for the project and the individual films.

PRESS KIT
Symphony-of-the-Soil-Press-Packet (MS Word .doc)

PRESS RELEASES
Sample Press Release (PDF)
template_Pess_Release (MS Word .doc)

POSTER
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FLYER
We have a formatted .pdf poster/flyer for your use for events that can be easily filled out and customized for your event: SOS_flyertemplate

IMAGES FROM SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL

The following images are available for download (please select the highlighted text below to download a larger image). Tiff files available for download, or please contact us if you have questions.

  Ignacio Chapela Norway Bluffs (photo courtesy of Lily Films)
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Jaspal Singh Chatta With Compost (photo courtesy of Lily Films)
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John Reganold Forest (photo courtesy of Lily Films)
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John Reaganold on Soil Profile (photo courtesy of Lily Films)
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 IMAGES FROM TRANSITION TOWN TOTNES

 

Transition Town Totnes: Rob Hopkins in Totnes

Transition Town Totnes: Rob Hopkins presenting at Transition meeting

 

IMAGES FROM PORTRAIT OF A WINEMAKER: JOHN WILLIAMS OF FROG’S LEAP

Portrait of a Winemaker John Williams of Frog's Leap
John Williams of Frog’s Leap Wineary

Portrait of a Winemaker Frog's Leap sign
Frog’s Leap Sign

 

IMAGES FROM SEKEM VISION

Sekem Vision Sekem Circle
Sekem Circle

Sekem Vision Calendula Field
Sekem Calendula Field

 

DIRECTOR PHOTO 

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Deborah Koons Garcia, Director/Producer
photo credit: Nic Coury Monterey County Weekly

Please contact us if you need any additional materials.

Past Press quotes:

“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 *Critics Pick

“This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets.” - Washington Post

“True to its title, the film really makes a symphony of soil…” - Civil Eats

“Re-envisioning soil as an essential yet underappreciated resource that sustains many forms of life, including the crops that feed us.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“A must-see for sustainable agriculture skeptics.” – Sunset Magazine

“[Deborah Koons Garcia] combines these serious concerns with a skillful mix of art and science in which soil is revealed to be a living organism, and the foundation of life on earth.”   – Indie Wire

“Organic, sustainable and farm-to-table — mere buzzwords even to some who swear by them — are demystified here”  – LA Times

“A science doc stuffed with information that makes the living skin of the Earth” sound much more interesting than one might think dirt could be.”   – Hollywood Reporter

“There’s a glowing appreciation for the rarity and value of truly fertile soil.” – Film Journal International

“A lyrical, poetic and simultaneously scientifically sound film”
Santa Monica Daily Press

“Deborah Koons Garcia’s ode to the miraculous substance that helps bring life to our planet.” – Marin Magazine

“You’ll never look at dirt the same way again.” – PureWow

“If soil science sounds a little dry, the filmmaker has worked hard to blend in plenty of art, classical music scored for the film, and hand-drawn animation that illustrates complex scientific ideas.” – The Olympian

“…a well-organized explanation of the importance of healthy soil and the multiple reasons we’re running out of it.” – The Oregonian

“It’s not just about farming and soil stewardship. It’s about producing healthy foods by sustainable methods – for a future they believe will be far different from today’s farming practices. At the very least, the film and the concepts it champions are food for thought.” – Inforum

““Symphony of the Soil” isn’t one of those finger wagging documentaries, although it necessarily points out the shortsightedness and threats that imperil us. Mostly, it emphasizes the wondrous biology of it all. It’s into bacteria and fungi and worms but not in a yuchy way.” – Grass Valley Hearld