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Ben & bEartha is now available for worldwide viewing via Vimeo On Demand!

  • Watch in 4K or Full HD 1080p
  • Stream the film or download a DRM-free file
  • English closed captions available
  • Watch an unlimited number of times

Note: The above version is only for private home viewing. If you’re interesting in showing the film in your community, check out our screening licenses.


Ben & bEartha: A Community's Compost Love Story

Ben & bEartha (or Ben and Bertha) is a 40-minute sustainability documentary following the highs and lows of a passionate community as they attempt to tackle the issue of food waste going to landfill. Their solution? A composting machine called bEartha and a small-scale, sustainable approach that produces beautiful soil.

In this new documentary we get to know Ben and Bertha – a compost nerd and the machine he’s designed to revolutionise regional composting.

If compost isn’t your thing yet, here’s a story that might surprise you into a passion for kitchen scraps and microbes. And if composting’s already one of your great loves – because compost practitioners do seem to really LOVE compost – then we reckon this community-focused story is going to stir up your compost passion!

Composting food scraps seems like such a small and simple act, but it’s one of many crucial solutions to addressing climate change, reducing waste, and creating a regenerative farming system.

Host a screening in your community

Ben & bEartha is now available for anyone around the world to host a screening, large or small, in their community, workplace, or organisation.

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Ben and Bertha documentary