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End Of Suburbia: Oil Depletion And The Collapse Of The American Dream

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This provocative documentary, a regular on the film-festival circuit, examines the history of suburbia and the wisdom of this distinctly American way of life. A post-World War II concept, suburbia, attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it - good and bad. How has the environment been affected by this lifestyle, and is it sustainable? Canadian director Gregory Greene dares to ask all the tough questions. Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too the suburban way of life has become embedded in the American consciousness. Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the "American Dream." But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, "The End Of Suburbia" explores the American way of life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary. The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid "The End Of Suburbia".

Vintage Short Films: "In The Suburbs" and "Destination Earth", Director Commentary, Producer Commentary.

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This provocative documentary, a regular on the film-festival circuit, examines the history of suburbia and the wisdom of this distinctly American way of life. A post-World War II concept, suburbia, attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it - good and bad. How has the environment been affected by this lifestyle, and is it sustainable? Canadian director Gregory Greene dares to ask all the tough questions. Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too the suburban way of life has become embedded in the American consciousness. Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the "American Dream." But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, "The End Of Suburbia" explores the American way of life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary. The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid "The End Of Suburbia".

Vintage Short Films: "In The Suburbs" and "Destination Earth", Director Commentary, Producer Commentary.

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Starring: Matty Simmons, Steve Andrews, Michael Ruppert, Michael T. Klare, Barrie Zwicker, James Howard Kunstler
Studio Name: Microcinema International
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Run Time (in minutes): 78 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital Stereo
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.19
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.4
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