Public Safety 101: How to Survive Natural Disasters of All Kinds

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The U.S. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency embraces the aesthetic of the times in this super stylized, New Age-inspired overview of disaster preparedness from 1972. Your Chance to Live: Earthwatch begins with a slow zoom in on our galaxy, and pairs dramatic voiceover with footage of natural disasters and man-made threats like nuclear war and pollution. While FEMA conducts a nationwide test of its Emergency Alert System on November 9, the Atlantic Video channel brings you a selection of archival films about safety through the ages.

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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