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Monday, August 30, 2010

Free Screening of Documentary at HPCC

Fort Walton Beach - The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center
will host a free screening of the Independent Lens film series documentary, Dirt! The
Movie, in honor of National Public Lands Day. The film screening is scheduled for
Saturday, September 25th at 12:00 p.m. inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum
Lazarus Education Center.

Dirt! The Movie is an award winning documentary that tells the story of the
underappreciated stuff beneath our feet. Narrated by award-winning actress, author and
activist, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt!, tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and least valued
source of fertility from its miraculous beginning to its current crippling degradation.

Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth,
the film deftly combines science and humor as it digs into the history and current state of
the living organic matter from which we all come and where we will all one-day return.

The screening is in honor of National Public Lands Day, a National Environmental
Education Foundation Program. NPLD celebrates service and recreation on public lands
while educating volunteers about the effects of climate change on our parks. NPLD
engages a diverse audience of adult and youth volunteers to get to outdoors and improve
their lands, whether at the grandest national park or at an urban park in their

The film screening is made possible by Independent Lens Community Cinema.
Independent Lens is jointly curated by ITVS and PBS, and is funded by the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation funded by the American people,
with additional funding provided by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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