A 1975 Look at America's Energy Crisis

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When the Circuit Breaks, a short film from the U.S. Federal Energy Administration in the Prelinger Archive, explores America's dependence on nonrenewable energy, promoting both conservation and independence from foreign oil. 

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

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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