DRYING FOR FREEDOM

By Steven LAKE

WHITE LANTERN FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

Our planet’s economic and environmental future hangs on an unlikely thread: the clothesline. British filmmaker Steven Lake unravels the reasons for banishing the clotheslines in favour of tumble dryers.

Festivals
& Awards

Cambridge Film Festival 2012
Official Selection
Eco Focus Environmental Film Festival 2012
Official Selection
Costa Rica Documentary Film Festival 2012
Best Environmental Feature
UK CLIMATE WEEK AWARD 2012
Best Artistic Response
Awareness Film Festival 2012
Official Selection
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2012
Official Selection
Sustainable Living Festival 2013
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Environmental, First film
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Steven LAKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Adam MERRIFIELD (White Lantern Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Our planet’s economic and environmental future hangs on an unlikely thread: the clothesline.

      British filmmaker Steven Lake criss-crosses the world to unravel the reasons and consequences for banishing the clotheslines in favour of tumble dryers.

      Corporate America sold the world an electric dream, replacing simple centuries-old outdoors line-drying with the electricity-hungry dryer. As a consequence, the demand for coal, and energy consumption across the globe has rapidly increased. To make matters more complex the developing nations are also starting a love affair with the electric utopia, exponentially increasing the demands on an already threatened environment.

      From the laundry-less gardens of sunny California to India’s communal open air Laundromats, DRYING FOR FREEDOM is a voyage into the new environmental battlefield where money, status and class come first and our planet is a poor second.
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