I stumbled on this film, Drying for Freedom, a few weeks ago, and have been wanting to learn more about it ever since, but it just either slipped my mind as I sat down in the morning to write, or there was a request to check out a different organization, but now, I’m all over it!
The documentary, developed by Steven Lake a British filmmaker in 2008, was released in 2010 and featured in numerous film festivals in 2012. The film looks into reasons why traditional clotheslines are being discarded in favour of electric tumble dryers and the consequences of this on our planet. He travels around the globe to investigate the banishment of outdoor line-drying in communities and delves into the reasons for an increasing demand on electric dryers in developing nations. “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.”
More than anything, the film explores how the fight to save the planet, by those who want to live more environmentally, are challenged with legislation and by big business, which promote inefficient energy consumption that increases global energy demand with no regard to the carbon impact.
If you want to learn more on how drying your clothes naturally can reduce your carbon footprint and want to take action, click here.
To arrange a screening of the film, click here.
Thank you Drying For Freedom for making our world wonderful.
LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: Do you hang dry your clothes? How often do you use your electric washing/drying machines?