Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 90 mins
Medium: HD
Rights: Green Planet Productions

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Director: Josh Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Producer: Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Executive Producer: Jennifer Cusentino
Editor: Tina Imahara, Sean P Keenan and Brandy Oswald Markovich
Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Mraz, Amy Smart, Ed Begley Jr.
Writer: Johnny O’hara
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company


"Documentary film clears up confusion about ethanol and makes a compelling case for it as an oil alternative"
- West Seattle Herald by Patrick Robinson

"I was stunned. I had been fooled. You completely changed my mind."
- Background Breifing KPFK with Ian Masters

"Freedom invites people to not get mad, but get motivated....offering an array of green solutions to fulfill our transportation needs."
- Bellingham Herald

"The oil industry does not want you to hear this - but FREEDOM will change your mind about Ethanol."
- Uprising, KPFK with Sonali Kolhatkar

"Freedom calls for a revolution"
- Denver Green Streets by Robbie Knight

"A film that should open a lot of people's eyes. Filmmakers Josh Tickell and his wife Rebecca set out on a journey to take a fresh look at ethanol and try to separate the myth from the hyperbole."
- Domesticfuel.com by Chuck Zimmerman


From the filmmakers of the Sundance Award Winning movie FUEL, comes the new documentary FREEDOM. In the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Louisiana native Josh Tickell and his wife Rebecca Tickell take an international journey to investigate alternatives to fossil fuels.

There is widespread agreement that America needs to wean itself off oil yet, among alternative energy sources, the most common and accessible biofuel, "ethanol," is a lightning rod of controversy. An anti-ethanol coalition made up of both big oil and hard line environmentalists stokes the fire of that controversy. In FREEDOM the Tickells set out to learn the truth about this home grown fuel and explore how it fits into a solution to America’s oil fix.

FREEDOM offers an array of green solutions. We learn about advanced biofuels, plug in hybrids, and other sustainable technologies that could fulfill our transportation needs. With insightful and inspiration interviews from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former NATO Commander Wesley Clark, Singer/Songwriter Jason Mraz, International author Deepak Chopra and actors Michelle Rodriguez, Amy Smart and Ed Begley Jr, FREEDOM invites people to not
just get mad, but get motivated.

Above all, FREEDOM calls for a revolution in how we live. Inevitably we must shift the types of houses and cities we live in. We must rethink the way we work and change the way we treat each other and the planet. And most importantly, we must transform ourselves.