Bill Benenson

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Biographical Information

"Bill’s resume includes documentaries The Marginal Way and Diamond Rivers, as well as the critically acclaimed narrative Mister Johnson. He has served the US Peace Corps and the Wildwood School Board, was an initial investor in Seeds of Change, and is active in The Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, the Violence Policy Center, the National Resources Defense Council, Bioneers, Rainforest Action Network and Ploughshares." [1] He is the coproducer of DIRT! The Movie, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. In an interview he noted: "DIRT! The Movie cried out to be made, after reading Bill Logan's Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, or at least we felt that Dirt wanted to be formed into a feature film after we understood its complete primal importance to us all." Dirt! The Movie, was a 2009 Sundance Film Festival Selection. The film had its TV premiere on Earth Day 2010[2]


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  1. newvideo Bill Benenson, organizational web page, accessed August 2, 2012.
  2. documentary. Meet the Filmmakers: Gene Rosow and Bill Benenson--'DIRT! The Movie', organizational web page, accessed August 2, 2012.
  3. Tony Fitzjohn George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust Board, organizational web page, accessed November 18, 2019.