The last harvest
“We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depends on it.” - Georg Monbiont, The Guardian
The condition of our soil is the basis for human life on our planet as we know it. Yet soil is something we take for granted, and it is full of life that most people don’t know of. The last harvest centres around our soil as the foundation of life, nature, environment, food chains and food. We follow experts and farmers who are carrying out urgent work to find a solution to reverse what has happened to our soil practise. We listen to researchers and experts and learn more about desertification, soil erosion, soil contamination, biodiversity loss, loss of organic matter and soil sealing.
Experts in England fear that if our model of production does not change we have as little as 100 harvests left. UN research gives us another 60 years until depletion of the soil resources. The documentary takes us to several countries, such as France, Spain, UK, Sweden and USA, when trying to break down and make us understand this super organism that we are completely dependent on – Earth.
The last harvest was nominated for a Golden Sun Award at Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA) 2017.
Original title: Den sista skörden
Genre: Documentary, Environment, Sustainability, Climate change
Duration: 58 minutes
Year of Production: 2017
Director: Tina-Marie Qwiberg
Producer: Mikael Qwiberg
Produced by: Triq Production for SVT
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