Hydrogen Documentary to be Distributed Worldwide

Hydrogen 2000 (Studio City, California, U.S.A.) announced in October that agreements for worldwide television broadcast and home videocassette sales had been reached for the Element One documentary on hydrogen. This is a new version of the video which premiered at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC11) held in Stuttgart, Germany, in June. ”We believe these steps will assure that Element One will be seen by millions of people in countries all around the world,” said Geoffrey Holland, Managing Director of Hydrogen 2000, following the announcement.

Shot in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan, Element One reports on the exciting promise of hydrogen as a clean, safe, and inexhaustible energy carrier. More than 40 scientists, government officials, and energy experts appear in the video which showcases the latest in hydrogen related technologies.

The new, just-completed version of the video, at 56 minutes in length, meets the broadcast requirements of the majority of PBS television stations in the United States as well as broadcast outlets in many other parts of the world. “We weren’t able to do justice to the first version of Element One that aired at the World meeting in Stuttgart this past June. We had to have it ready and just ran out of time,” said Holland. The new version completed in mid-October is nearly five minutes shorter than the original. “The response to the original version shown in Stuttgart was very positive. A number of suggestions for improvement came out of those early screenings. We incorporated many of those ideas into this final version.”

“Our goal was to create a film that would serve the hydrogen community as a powerful tool for building public awareness,” said Hydrogen 2000 President Bill Hoagland. “What hydrogen needs now more than anything is a constituency, not just with the general public but with elected officials, corporate leaders, and educators,” he said. “We need people to get excited about hydrogen. With this final version, I believe we have a film that will do that very effectively.”

Licensing for television broadcast is being handled by McNabb and Connolly (Port Credit, Ontario, Canada). Anyone interested in helping to arrange the broadcast of the video in a specific market is invited to telephone Jerry McNabb at +1.905.278.0566 or fax him at +1.905.278.2801.

This new and final version of Element One is available now on video cassette through The Video Project at +1.800.475.2638 or +1.408.336.0160.

A companion book to Element One by the video’s writer/director, Dr. Michael Tobias, is expected to be published in the fall of 1997.

Hor further information, contact: Geoffrey Holland, Hydrogen 2000, Inc., 11684 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604, U.S.A. Phone: +1.818.980.0725. Fax: +1.818.980.3407. eMail: [email protected].

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