Reviewed by Ian Mowll
This film is all about soil. It is surprisingly hopeful and with good reason. Through farm practices that are in harmony with the Earth, the film talks about regeneration rather than degeneration. And through this, deserts are transformed, healthy food is produced, sustainability is restored and a great deal of carbon is captured from the atmosphere to combat climate change.
Interestingly, as in the book “Wilding” by Isabella Tree, the film promotes the use of free roaming cattle and animals to graze the land to bring back resilient and sustainable ecosystems. This is a far cry from modern farming practices which does so much damage to the land.
Real examples are given of places around the world that use regenerative practices in the USA and China. Yes, the problems remain huge. But this film is refreshingly hopeful: collectively, we can do a great deal to restore our Earth to paradise.