Les Vues Film Series: Symphony of Soil
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, 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 our 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.
ABOUT THE CURATOR: Dr. Durga D. Poudel (In His Own Words)
"My research has focused on water quality and nonpoint source pollution control, water quality modeling, climate change adaptation, soil erosion, soil
development and productivity, sustainable agriculture, organic farming, roadside vegetation and highway enhancement, wastewater recycling, and farming
systems. I teach Soil Science and Water Quality courses at UL Lafayette. I am the Founder of the Asta-Ja Framework and the Co-founder of the Asta-Ja
Abhiyan Nepal. The Asta-Ja Abhiyan Nepal -is a non-governmental, non-profit organization and is founded on the basis of the conceptual framework of
Asta-Ja meaning eight ja in Nepali language that includes Jal (water), Jamin (land), Jungle (forest), Jadibuti (medicinal and aromatic plants), Janashakti (manpower), Janawar (animals), Jarajuri (agricultural crops, fruits, and vegetables),
and Jalabayu (climate) for sustainable development, natural resources conservation and socio-economic transformation of Nepal."