An exclusive gala screening of award-winning documentary Symphony of the Soil is being hosted by the Labia Theatre, Cape Town at 6.30 pm on Sunday 14 August to raise funds for Soil for Life.
Join dedicated eco-warrior and MC Nik Rabinowitz for an entertaining ‘green’ evening and help change the world one garden at a time.
US based film-maker Deborah Koons Garcia has graciously given permission for Soil for Life to host the South African premiere as she believes her film’s message resonates with the work of this pioneering not-for-profit organisation and will highlight the urgency of rehabilitating our planet’s most precious resource – the soil. “We’re on a mission to build healthy soil, people and communities,” says Pat Featherstone, founder of Soil for Life. “Feeding the soil is the first step in feeding ourselves.”
Symphony of the Soil explores how different types of soil live as a complex and mysterious ecosystem, thriving on nutrition and care. Filmed in Israel, India, USA and UK, the film spotlights the efforts of scientists, farmers and foodies to transform dead dirt into living soil, feeding natural compost, growing cover-crops and using drip irrigation to miraculously regenerate the soil. Jeanette Catsoulis from the ‘New York Times’ describes how this “ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.”
With the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance. The film inspires the understanding that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems, from climate change, to dead zones, to feeding an ever increasing world population.
This gala fundraising event promises to be enlightening, educational and entertaining. Tickets are R200 per person and include yummy plant-based snacks, popcorn, and a glass of Stellar Organic wine. All profits go to Soil for Life and will help change the world one garden at a time.