Fat of the Land

Sarah Lewison, Niki Cousino, Florence Dore, Julie Konop and Gina Todus

1995, 55:41 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2035.00

In the first kitchen-grease powered road movie - five women tour America fueling up on the waste fat that their fellow travellers have left behind. From New York to San Francisco, the women careen across the nation, stopping at greasy spoons, asking for leftover frying oil to fuel their vehicle.

Through interviews and chance encounters, the video sardonically critiques the stranglehold petroleum has on our economy, while investigating one fuel for the future - vegetable oil.

Shot in an energetic style consistent with the do-it-yourself impetus of the project, this documentary humorously engages ordinary people across the United States in a serious discussion about transportation fuel.

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Critical Writing

Greasin' Down the Highway: The Making of Fat of the Land: It was a...
by Karen Weiner. Video Networks, October/November Fall 1995.
The Lard Car: She Runs on Grease
by Molly Hankwitz. San Fransisco Bay Times, Aug. 24, 1995.