With humor, chutzpah and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director and award-winning cinematographer Daniel B. Gold set out in search of the truth about polyvinyl chloride (PVC), America's most popular plastic. From Long Island to Louisiana to Italy, they unearth the facts about PVC and its effects on human health and the environment.
Back at the starter ranch, Helfand coaxes her terribly patient parents into replacing their vinyl siding on the condition that she can find a healthy, affordable alternative (and it has to look good!).
A detective story, an eco-activism doc, and a rollicking comedy, Blue Vinyl puts a human face on the dangers posed by PVC at every stage of its life cycle, from factory to incinerator. Consumer consciousness and the "precautionary principle" have never been this much fun.
Since 2002, the film has become a significant part of a global movement to replace PVC with safer, healthier, more environmentally sustainable alternatives.
Blue Vinyl's My House is Your House campaign was directed by Working Films from 2002 to 2008 with a commitment to long-term change. The campaign was aimed at eliminating the production and consumption of PVC plastic through community action initiatives. Together with organizations and activists at the forefront of the fight to eliminate PVC, we have succeeded in increasing deliberate consumer advocacy and influencing industry change.
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1. Organize a Blue Vinyl screening. Organize a screening of the award-winning documentary, Blue Vinyl. Whether its a screening in your living room or a screening at a local community center or church, this hard-hitting documentary is a great way to spread the word about the movement to eliminate the poison plastic! Sign up to host a screening now.
2. Watch and Help Promote Sam Suds and the Case of PVC, the Poison Plastic Watch the Center for Health Environment & Justices hilarious animated detective spoof, Sam Suds and the Case of PVC the Poison Plastic online at http://www.pvcfree.org. Its a fun way to learn about the dangers of the poison plastic.
3. Sign up for the PVC Action Network e-mail announcement list from the Center for Health Environment & Justice and you will receive monthly action alerts and updates (no more than two a month) when it matters most and can participate in online consumer campaigns with one easy step. Its a great way to stay posted on campaign news, victories, and urgent actions.
|Blue Vinyl: A Toxic Comedy||Oct 02, 2012||New York||NY||United States||Aperture Gallery and Bookstore||Complete|
|Blue Vinyl||Apr 24, 2009||Berkeley||CA||United States||150 Mulford Hall||Complete|
|Blue Vinyl||Feb 26, 2009||Brooklyn||NY||United States||380 Rugby Road||Complete|