Sprawling from Grace

Driven to Madness

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Official film description...

This feature-length documentary explores the ravages of American suburban sprawl, what America has lost as a result, and the perils we face if we don't change the way in which we build our cities. Americans have been lulled into a false sense of security by cheap energy that has allowed us to spread endlessly into our landscape. We are trapped behind the wheels of our automobiles. With the demand for oil out pacing the Earth's ability to supply it, this suburban living arrangement will fail. America's love affair with the automobile is unsustainable and, like Nero, we are fiddling away, confident that tomorrow will be as promising as today. The wake up call is coming.

Notes on the film...

A rather long winded documentary explaining America's history of its addiction to oil and mobility. It suggests several solutions that focus on public transit, high density urban development and the increase of quality of life.

Technical information and screening rights...

Director: David M. Edwards
Script: David M. Edwards
Production: Emotion Pictures Productions
Actors: Thomas S. Ahlbrandt, Justin Barr, Dena Belzer
Country: USA
Year: 2008
Runtime: 82 mins
Languages (Audio): English

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