Sunday, March 21, 2010
Concentrating on an area of obvious concern in any free society, the indifference that makes people blind to the injustices around them, this six and a half minute animated parable traces how the erosion of freedom, like the degradation of natural resources, can occur so gradually that both evade the attention of a busy and preoccupied nation. Freedom River was originally released in 1971 and is based on a parable by William H. Schmidt. Screenplay by Joseph Cavella. Directed by Sam Weiss. Produced by Nick Bosustow. Narrated by Orson Welles.