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Kiss the Ground

Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell

5 mins

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Narrated by well-known actor and activist Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground is a documentary that examines the importance of soil in preserving our environment and combating climate change.


Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground

by Joshua Tickell


Climate change is now widely recognized as an existential threat to human civilization, and many technologies and strategies have been proposed for dealing with it. But what if the solution is right under our feet?

Narrated by actor Woody Harrelson with interviews with farmers, scientists, and environmentalists, Kiss the Ground looks at the soil's role in Earth's natural cycles, and how erosion and desertification threaten our future.

Directors Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell are known for previous environmental documentaries such as Pump and The Big Fix. This 2020 film is a somber yet optimistic look at a part of our environment we often take for granted.

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From the smallest microbes to the largest creatures, our blue planet pulses with life. For millions of years, it has self-healed and self-balanced … But, today, our species faces its biggest test. Our mission is simple. We must harness the regenerative power of Earth, itself.

- Woody Harrelson

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