Recycled reflections

United States, 1973

Film
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A non-narrated film which first emphasises the potentially great waste in the single product, automobile bumpers, by exploring the piles of twisted discards. It then follows the process of transforming the damaged bumpers into good-as-new ones. Shows the recycling process from the heavy machines used to straighten the major dents and twists through hand-hammering, grinding, polishing and electro-plating. Finally, the transformed bumpers, indistinguishable from newly made ones, are plastic wrapped and stored awaiting use on new cars.

Credits

producer/director

Melvin Sloan

Duration

00:11:33:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27795

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Manufacturing processes

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles - Conservation and restoration

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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