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Documentary eyes ‘Soil’

Ignacio Chapela looks over the soil on bluffs in Norway as part of the film, “Symphony of the Soil.”
Lily Films/Special to the Index-Tribune

Ignacio Chapela looks over the soil on bluffs in Norway as part of the film, “Symphony of the Soil.” Lily Films/Special to the Index-Tribune

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The Sebastiani Theatre hosts one screening only of the documentary “Symphony of the Soil,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. This enlightening film is about creative strategies to promote healthy humans on a healthy planet.

Written, directed and produced by Deborah Koons Garcia, this intriguing cinematic feat has drawn from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science. Koons Garcia will be at the theater to introduce the film and will answer questions after.

“Symphony of the Soil,” is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines the human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.

Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, “Symphony of the Soil,” is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

Tickets for “Symphony of the Soil,” are $8 and can be purchased in advance at brownpapertickets.com online or at the door. Up to 20 tickets are available free to local students on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be a reception after the film, co-sponsored by Michael Woods and Mac and Leslie McQuown of Stone Edge Farm, at the Ledson Hotel. There is a $10 donation for the reception and the proceeds after expenses will be donated to Koons Garcia’s program to get copies of the film and related materials donated to schools.

The Sebastiani Theatre is located on the Sonoma Plaza at 476 First St. E.

For more information, call the Sebastiani at 996-9756.