Join us for a Friday afternoon movie sponsored by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library. This month’s selection is the 2020 documentary Kiss the Ground.

Kiss the Ground is a full-length documentary that sheds light on an “new, old approach” to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world. Traveling around the world, the directors frequently employ juxtaposition to showcase the beauty of soil health. In North Dakota, a regenerative rancher stands at the boundary between his lush acreage and his neighbor’s denuded farmland; footage of the Loess Plateau in China before and after restorative methods reveals how dust bowls can become a Garden of Eden.  The film, elevated by stirring imagery, inspires a rare feeling of hope.

Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell. The actor Woody Harrelson narrates the documentary, a persuasive and optimistic plan to counter the climate crisis.

Streaming on Netflix for free as a public library.

This event will take place in the Community Room at the Bernardsville Public Library. Based on attendance, masks may be required.