2018 | USA | Documentary

Dust Rising

  • English 25 mins
  • Director | Lauren Schwartzman

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Dust surrounds us endlessly. We fight a Sisyphean battle with it in our homes. It makes us sneeze. What could be more mundane? But those tiny specks actually have astonishing power. This 25-minute documentary film takes you on an eye-opening journey with dust from the microscopic to the global scale. Along the way, you’ll meet scientists on the cutting edge of dust research, as well as people whose lives have been threatened by dust. You’ll discover that dust can be both life-giving and deadly in turn, and that its impact is shifting as Earth’s climate warms. You’ll never look at dust the same way again.

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