| 1 h 21 min

This feature documentary is an exploration of the concept of dirt and impurity. From the slums of Kolkata to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to a barbeque joint in Central Texas, Dirt digs deep into the webs of meaning and feeling attached to that deceptively simple 4-letter word. An odyssey into all things unclean, the film features animation to make Hieronymus Bosch blush and music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • writer
    Meghna Haldar
  • director
    Meghna Haldar
  • producer
    Tracey Friesen
  • editor
    Carmen Pollard
  • composer
  • sound designer
    Dennis Burke
  • lead animator
    Myron Campbell
  • location sound recordist
    Chris Keyland
    Ben Lazard
    Merce Williams
    Jeff Henschel
  • 3D animator
    Trent Noble
  • consultant
    Manfred Becker
    Annie Reid
  • participant
    William Cohen
    Andrew J. Schorr
    Juliet M. Dervin
    Eileen Cleere
    Kevin M. Anderson
    Patricia Q. Richardson
    Julie Dulani
    Casimira Roca Y Toscas
    Ross Martinez
    Michael A. Armenta
    Susan Davis
    Robert Joseph
    Ruth Witt
    Michael V. Smith
    Gloria Burke
    Xavier Benoit Benjamin
    Sarah Theresa Frances Moran
  • sound effects editor
    Mike Paprocki
  • re-recording mixer
    Greg Stewart
    Don Mann
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli

  • Abon

    This is a great film. It was dark, blunt and very insightful.

    Abon, 20 Jan 2016
  • rr

    Great! I'm a Canadian-born Bengali and can relate to the being flabbergasted by family's attitude towards the "dirty" castes, and the way dirt is just in your face there. I'm wondering if Toronto composts my human waste yet...

    rr, 30 Dec 2013