THE CLOTHES LINE CAMPAIGN GLOBAL HANG OUT
Drying For Freedom is not just a movie, it highlights the global campaign to encourage people to hang laundry to dry outside as a positive environmental action. At Drying For Freedom HQ we are encouraged to see people talking about and sharing ideas on how to hang out… check out these latest blogs from around the world talking about clotheslines and the issues the film raises.
The Times and Democrat
Clotheslines: The next big thing?
AZIMUTH – THE BLOG
Blog entry 21 May 2012
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HANG OUT across planet Earth: Global environmental festival premieres award winning eco doc
The DRYING FOR FREEDOM HANGING OUT FESTIVAL, a global festival bringing together thousands of environmental enthusiasts organising their own screenings of the award-winning eco movie DRYING FOR FREEDOM to show how everyone can make a difference between 19th April and 5th May.
With events 20 screenings planned in China, Australia, Canada, USA and in the UK, the festival launches on 19th April to celebrate America’s NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY. Hundreds of people have come together to organise screens, bring together people around the world in venues as diverse as cafe’s, bars, homes, libraries, schools and parks. Everyone will be celebrating drying clothes naturally, turning off electric and gas driers, saving money, fuel and the environment whilst watching the award winning documentary DRYING FOR FREEDOM.
In the film, British filmmaker Steven Lake criss-crosses the world to unravel the reasons and consequences for the banishing of the clotheslines in favour of tumble dryers. The movie reveals how Corporate America sold us an electric dream: replacing simple centuries-old outdoors line-drying with the electricity hungry dryer, increasing the demand for dirty coal energy across the globe. Now, developing nations are starting their own love affair with an 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.
White Lantern Film, the award winning UK Production Company behind the festival, has joined forces with Project Laundry List from the United States to try to highlight how wasteful clothes drying with energy has become. If you would like to know more visit www.hangingoutfestival.com or come along to the Hanging Out Festival at a location near you, just check the web site for details of local screenings or organise one yourself as Our Future is Hanging on the Line!
Anyone can participate in the Hanging Out Festival and organise their own screening event, simply visit www.haningoutfestival.com or register at http://hangingoutfestival.eventbrite.co.uk/?ref=elink and get a screening pack.
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. Our Future is Hanging on the line. For more information on the documentary please visit www.dryingforfreedom.com
The DRYING FOR FREEDOM HANGING OUT FESTIVAL is a global film festival showcasing the award winning environmental movie Drying For Freedom in venues across planet Earth.
Launching on 19th April 2013 to celebrate America’s NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY and running for 10 days, the festival aims to screen the movie in over 300 venues in 20 different countries. The festival will bring together thousands of environmental enthusiasts, as volunteers organising their own local screenings in homes, libraries, community centres, bars, cafes and other venues in a global festival of action to help raise awareness of how we can all make a difference. For more information visit our festival micro site at www.hangingoutfestival.com or register below.
If you would like to participate we need to send you a Festival Screening Pack which includes a special limited edition Drying For Freedom DVD (only available in English without subtitles), 5 posters to promote your screening, a press pack to help you market your screening and information on helpful supportive organisations. To register use the form below or click, register and get a pack through eventbrite:
As independent film makers, we don’t have a Hollywood studio or investors supporting the film or this festival; therefore we need to pass on the postage and DVD costs. The small charge for the pack includes a license to screen the film and covers international shipping costs. To participate, please select the date you wish to hold your screening and the relevant Festival Screening Pack based on your geographical location and process the payment online below:
Eventbrite uses PayPal or Google Checkout to process transactions from all major credit and debit cards. Once we receive the payment we will process and mail you your pack. Due to international shipping times, please allow at least 5 – 8 working days between registration, payment and the screening date. For full terms and conditions please visit our registration page on Eventbrite here.
Hang out with Drying For Freedom as our future is hanging on a line!
Director Steven Lake Hangs Out at the Russian film premiere.
The award winning documentary premieres in Moscow on 2nd March at the EcoCup International Environmental Film Festival. Documentary director, Steven Lake, will be attending the premiere and participating in an audience Q&A after the film. This is the first time the movie has been shown in Russia where there is a growing environmental movement. (more…)
The film is the headline screening on Saturday night at 9.30pm and with a weather forecast of 34c, it should be a perfect evening for watching a film on the giant outdoor screen. Deckchairs will be up for grabs but otherwise the audience can sit on the warm stone floor. (more…)
SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL SCREENS DOCUMENTARY
Drying For Freedom has hung out at festivals worldwide and now the documentary premieres in Australia on 16th Feb as part of the Transition Film Festival running alongside the Sustainable Live Festival in Melbourne. We are really excited about the screening in the country where rotary clothes lines are a common day fixture and would like to thank Hills Home & Lifestyle for all their support which has helped to make the film possible. (more…)
Drying For Freedom has won BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE at the Costa Rica International Film Festival! (more…)
AMERICAN CONSERVATIONIST GATHER
The 10th American Conservation Film Festival screens the award winning documentary Drying For Freedom on 3rd and 4th November. (more…)
The award-winning eco documentary Drying For Freedom will be screened as part of the unique Environmental Evening at the Purbeck Film Festival on 25th October at Durlston Castle. (more…)
The award-winning documentary will have a UK Premiere at the CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL on 20th September with a special Q&A with the film director after the screening. (more…)