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Sprawling From Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanization

DVD Release: 2009

  • Grades: 9-12
  • College/University
  • Adult
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Green Building
  • Oil
  • Politics
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transportation

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sprawling from grace: the consequences of suburbanization

Our love affair with the automobile is unsustainable…the wake up call is coming.

  • Length: 82 min
  • Written, directed by David M. Edwards
  • Director of Photography: David M. Edwards
  • Original Music by: Bob Studinger
  • Editor: David M. Edwards
  • Narrated by Charlie Samson

Sprawling From Grace: The Consequences of SuburbanizationThis eye-opening 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 and with the demand for oil outpacing the Earth's ability to supply it, this suburban living arrangement will fail. Our love affair with the automobile is unsustainable…the wake up call is coming.

  • CLS Catalog: CLS1071
  • DVD ISBN: 1-59587-104-7
"...An amazing, amazing film that you must see. You will never, I repeat never, look at your car the same way again."
"As important a film as Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth". Americans can't afford to miss this amazing film."
"This is one of the most sobering films about the future of our country that I have ever seen."
ARTS á la Mode
"Sprawling from Grace hits home."
ODE Magazine
"arming with insight and facts so that we can make apt changes in our own lives and push our leaders to choose a new path."
"An insightful film that sways away from making its viewers feel guilty...Instead the film offers a solution."
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awards, festivals, and screenings
  • Official Selection - Breckenridge Festival of Film (2008)
  • Honorary Presentation - Clinton School for Public Policy (2008)
  • Official Selection - Starz Greenroom Democratic National Convention (2008)
  • Official Selection - Provincetown International Film Festival (2008)
  • Official Selection - Charlotte Film Festival (2008)