Dirt Rich


Cowell Theatre Sun, Sep 9, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Marcy Cravat
Year of Production:2018
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Climate Action
Healthy Food Systems
Science & Technology
SF Bay Area Filmmaker
Zero Waste
Running Time:86 min.


Marcy Cravat (Angel Azul) illustrates how implementing carbon ‘draw down’ strategies will return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon while growing soil, our most precious resource. These regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection/restoration of carbon rich wetlands and keystone species are viable solutions for reversing the effects of runaway global warming.

“Touching, instructive, endearing, astute, grounded, heartwarming and remarkable. Adjectives cannot describe how skillfully Dirt Rich portrays the emergent wisdom of the new breed of earth stewards, scientists, smallholders, agronomists, and activists who brilliantly husband land (and animals) in order to manifest a regenerative civilization.” ~ Paul Hawken

First shown as a work-in-progress screening at Green Film Fest 2015.


Expected guests: Director Marcy Cravat; Peter Hirst, Symsoil; Josiah Hunt, Pacific Biochar; David Morrell, Sonoma Ecology; Randy Wittorp (discussion emcee), Director of Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente

Before the screening, visit the Fort Mason Center Farmers' Market! (from 9:30am)

2018 Green Fire Award Finalist


Eat Well Series Sponsor:

Kaiser Permanente

Community Partners: Berkeley Film Foundation; California Farmers' Markets Association - Fort Mason Center Farmers' Market; Friends of the Urban Forest; Food Commons Fresno; Good Food Foundation; Kiss the Ground; Soil Not Oil Coalition.

Marcy CravatMarcelina Cravat, trained at Art Center College of Design and the Berkeley Digital Film Institute, is the producer and director of the award winning environmental documentary Angel Azul. Making a transition from photography to film came later in life when her love for storytelling motivated her to return to school to pursue a career as a writer/director. Marcelina grew up around Hollywood sets as daughter of character actor Nick Cravat, Burt Lancaster's life long chum, circus partner and co-star.

Included Shorts

The Regeneration Secret (10min) More
BeeBox (2min) More