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A Movie about Mushrooms

Saturday, September 18, 2021

How do you make a feature length film about mushrooms? Mushrooms don’t contribute much action. Still, Louie Schwartzberg has produced a beautiful film. It’s created with quality cinematography that we didn’t see in school and provides interesting educational content. While we aren’t noticing, fungi are decomposing dead material, adding and redistributing nutrients in the soil and pulling carbon from the atmosphere. Since the beginning of time fungi have also facilitated human relationship with what some call “the divine.” Although hidden and walked on, fungi are the silent influencers in the world.

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