Reel South: Eat White Dirt

About This Episode


Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon.

Reel South is a collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF).