Reviews & Awards
This compelling film about electric drying examines the unseen costs of consumer appliances. Modern consumer societies tend to disconnect personal action, driving gas-guzzling cars, for instance, or using excessive packaging, from social and environmental consequences. The result is guilt-free consumption, along with the unnoticed exhaustion of non-renewable resources and environmental degradation."
–Educational Media Reviews Online
"Drying for Freedom
is nominally about laundry, and really about bigger issues like freedom, consumerism, and the environment—or, as the filmmakers put it, our right to protect the planet. In the film, we hear from members of communities that have banned clotheslines, and from the advocates who are fighting against those bans. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn something, but mostly you’ll see your laundry in a new light.”
“Drying For Freedom explores why, in a county that boasts the most about freedom and democracy, US citizens do not have the right to line dry their clothes and save electricity.”
• Best Environmental Feature, Costa Rica Intl Film Festival
• Best Artistic Response, UK Climate Week Award