The Resource Drying For Freedom, (online streaming)

Drying For Freedom, (online streaming)

Label
Drying For Freedom
Title
Drying For Freedom
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drying For Freedom travels from America's clothesline-free yards to India's open-air laundromats to explore how the electric dream was marketed, without regard for its environmental and other impacts. In post-war America, the push to Live Better Electrically, with Ronald Reagan as spokesman, was symbolized by the selling of energy hungry clothes dryers to replace the centuries-old zero energy outdoor clothesline. With archival TV ads and commentary, the film looks at how consumer demand was created for an electric utopia, where the dryer became a necessity and the clothesline became an ugly thing of the past. Convenience trumped consequence, as energy consumption rose rapidly, with significant impacts on the environment - and personal freedom. Sixty years later, more than 50 million Americans live in communities where energy efficient clotheslines are banned as unsightly. But line-drying activist Alexander Lee has campaigned since 1997 across America for the Right to Dry, turning the age-old clothesline into a powerful symbol for efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Drying For Freedom begins with the symbolic battle over the clothesline, but expands to the bigger potential global consequences of increasing energy usage in developing countries. In India, we witness how the electric dream is now being marketed there, with the goal of bringing electricity to the 400 million Indian citizens now living without it. But will it be done in India, and in other countries, in a way that contributes to climate change, or will it be done in a different way? The future of our planet may hang in the balance
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2011
Language note
In English, Hindi
PerformerNote
Features: Alex Lee
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • lake, Steven
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Drying For Freedom, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1167001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 53 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1167001
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945763084
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Drying For Freedom, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1167001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 53 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1167001
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945763084
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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