Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blue Vinyl Documentary

Every now and again we watch a DVD from the local library for something different. Enter "Blue Vinyl", a documentary that says on the cover, "toxic comedy." Hmmm...interesting.

It turns out to be an expose about the the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry. It was very informative and served to solidify my desire to build our own home one day.

Filmmaker Judith Helfand co-directs with Daniel B. Gold in this Sundance award-winning film. They do a great job at giving us the story in a sort of comic relief way. They bring out such irony in the way they present their findings. Judith especially because this involves her own parent's decision about residing their house. We walk through it with them over the course of a few years time.

Of particular interest to us was the piece about Habitat for Humanity, since we were once volunteers with Habitat. Suffice it to say, this is one of those must see documentaries that I come across and would recommend to anyone. Period. Very interesting indeed.

Check it out on their website, My House Is Your House.Org.