Rosario Dawson has found the need to grow…
The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress has signed on as an executive producer and narrator of the environment-conscious documentary The Need to Grow, about the importance of healthy soil.
The film, which took more than three years to shoot, marks the first feature for Earth Conscious Films and is directed by Rob Herring and Ryan Wirick.
With an estimated 60 years of farmable soil remaining on Earth, the film follows activists and innovators of solutions as they fight to heal a broken food system and regenerate the planet’s dying soils.
“Soil health is a crisis that not enough people know about, even though it affects all other environmental issues,” Dawson said. “The stories in this film instantly spoke to me. They’re an inspiring example of resilience and solutions in a time when so much talk is focused on doom and gloom. Solutions are out there. This film needs to be seen.”
Dawson most recently appeared on Netflix’s The Defenders.