Wageningen Dialogue

DocuScience: Holy Shit

Have you ever looked back after a morning on the toilet and wondered: is all this hard work completely in vain? In the documentary 'Holy Shit,' the potential of human poop and urine is explored. It is one of the largest waste streams in our current cycle, yet one of the least discussed topics. Throughout the documentary, we follow the entire cycle from poop to sandwich and interview prominent biologists, ecologists, and politicians about their knowledge of good shit. How can we 'butt' into the effort of closing the food cycle, and what is still holding us back? From taboos to laws and regulations, all aspects of this complex but fascinating subject are addressed, providing plenty of 'poop for thought.' The goal is to bring back these valuable fibers to the field, thus truly nourishing our depleted soil through this pathway.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Tue 6 June 2023 19:00 to 21:00

Duration Doors open at 18:30
Venue Omnia, building number 105
Hoge Steeg 2
6708 PH Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 - 484500

Following the documentary, an informative talkshow will take place, featuring a panel of experts on the topic. We'll delve deeper into the circular food cycle with our Frequently Asked Shit Questions (FASQ) and explore how we can become active participants in our own ecosystem. Together with the audience, we will investigate how we can ensure that the valuable nutrients and resources we flush away are no longer wasted.

The experts joining us will be:

Keep in mind: this documentary and programme will be in Dutch.


De documentary will be shown in Omnia and admission is free of charge. The programme will begin at 19:00h, with the room (auditorium) opening at 18:30h. Registration is not required, but make sure to be in time because full=full. After the programme, the bar at Faculty Club Novum is open for drinks and a chat.

Dinner in restaurant Novum beforehand?

Restaurant Novum, in Omnia, offers a special DocuDinner especially for DocuScience. To introduce you to the world of microbes, this dinner edition will pay special attention to microbial ingredients.

For 18.25 euros, you will be served a delicious vegetarian main course, dessert and a drink. The DocuDinner starts at 17:30h. Reservation is required and can be done by sending an e-mail to welkom@restaurantnovum.nl. As a dinner guest, you will have a reserved seat in the auditorium, so you are guaranteed of a spot at the documentary.

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About DocuScience

DocuScience is a new programme in Omnia, where employees of Wageningen Campus share insights into the inspiring work happening at Campus. We will explore new perspectives through provocative documentaries that encourage conversation. Everyone working at Wageningen Campus is welcome, so bring your colleagues!