FOOD AND FOOTAGE // Symphony of the Soil

Copyright ZK/U Berlin, 2019

Symphony of the Soil (2013, 103 min)

Director: Koons Garcia 
Menu: Mimicking soil and gardening in the dish through different roots, with a dessert of home-made edible clay chunks

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world's most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as the protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism and the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and "treat soil like dirt." Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance and appreciate that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems.


SPEISEKINO // FOOD AND FOOTAGE is part of ‘Shared Cities: Creative Momentum’ and co-funded by the European Union's Creative Europe Programme and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.