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

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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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