Kiss the Ground is the 2020 documentary directed by Joshua and Rebecca Tickell. Joshua is known for his 2008 debut documentary, Fuel. The solutions contained were considered of importance enough that Fuel was screened in the White House for the energy and environment staff during the Obama administration.
Kiss the Ground takes the viewer on a scientific excursion offering a solution that at its Simplest begins with looking beneath our feet. Farmers, scientists, and environmentalists collaborate to praise the benefits of regenerative agriculture. We eat things that come from the soil, sometimes this is because we are eating something that fed on something that came from the soil. What is in our soils is transferred one way or another onto our plates. Greater care for the microbes in our soil improve soil health and can help reduce greenhouse emissions by pulling carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the soil below.
Actor Woody Harrelson opens the documentary agreeing that there is, “so much bad news about our planet that it's overwhelming. The fear that we are headed for a cliff puts most of us in a state of paralysis.” Kiss the Ground requests that we not throw in the towel on our planet. There is still time.
Kiss the Ground is available to stream on Netflix.