At the start of the 19th century,
it is assumed that 100% of North American inhabitants composted
and vermicomposted. It is a process that remains active today
in only a few pockets of the modern world. While nations such
as Cuba and Chile have embraced its benefits, further mechanized
societies have left it behind.
‘SQUIRM’ is the story of Cathy Nesbitt,
Canada’s foremost authority on vermicomposting. Tracing the
history of the agricultural practice back to Cleopatra, this
unique documentary examines the role played by the red wiggler
worm throughout history to the modern-day campaign of Cathy’s
Running time: 39 minutes
Written and Directed by: Darcy Hoover
Produced by Tundra Filmworks.