Without spoken commentary, this film depicts both the life of the soil and the life within it. The film also demonstrates through photography, the chemical cycle of soil. For many people soil is just dirt. Yet through the fresh eye of the camera, soil is seen as the home of a vital community.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)