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 ... See full summary »
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. Written by
David M. Edwards
Tremendous insight into the conundrum we have built ourselves into!
This film is able to make visible the intangible links between transportation, sprawling land-use patterns, and the "New World" of diminishing petroleum-oil reserves which threaten our security.
We as Americans have lived with cheap oil and now we will have to transform our cities to be more sustainable, walkable, and healthy environments.
As a political and environmental production, this feature-length Documentary Film gives an authentic and informed voice to the possible solutions, without preaching, or praying for some technological fix to replace the energy we consume---madly commuting to and fro in cars as we find ourselves no-where. Stalled in Sprawl.
Smartly filmed and edited by David M. Edwards, the Director-producer, is able to let the Film breathe, allowing the all-star cast of experts from different fields speak for themselves and really explain the terrible conundrums we have built to accommodate the car. Great urban footage helps the viewer envision the solutions that will protect the future health of our cities and suburbs.
An amazing production.
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