A new advocacy film called Freedom wants Americans to wean themselves off oil and embrace alternatives to fossil fuels, which it says is killing us.
Freedom adopts an unabashedly patriotic approach to sustainability advocacy. The trailer includes shots of graveyards where soldiers who’ve died in oil wars are buried and references to other types of alternative energy such as wind and solar.
The makers of the film are currently making a tour of the country in their ethanol-fueled bus to promote screenings and meet the public. The website offers the tools to book a screening so anyone can join the movement.
The agenda that drivers the producer behind Freedom seems to be more anti-oil than just marketing for the biofuel industry. In order to get off oil, they say, the public should adopt a local lifestyle, make their homes more efficient and use ethanol or biodiesel in their car, or get an electric one. Sounds all good!
Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.