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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Meghna Haldar
Meghna Haldar
Tracey Friesen
Carmen Pollard
P.J. Raval
sound designer
Dennis Burke
lead animator
Myron Campbell
location sound recordist
Partha Pratim Barman
Chris Keyland
Ben Lazard
Merce Williams
Girjashanker Vohra
Jeff Henschel
3D animator
Trent Noble
Manfred Becker
Annie Reid
Puja Haldar
Subroto Haldar
Anila Bhaduri
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
William Cohen
Pooja Kumar
Govind Nath
Abha Bahadur
Sudama Das
Mohammad Noor Islam
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


  • 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

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