The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream

Overview

Since the end of World War II, American families have steadily moved away from large cities into suburban areas, with little thought to the ecological costs of suburban life. Creating neighborhoods with large single-family homes that require significant amounts of energy to heat and are located an inconvenient distance from schools, shopping centers, and employment districts that demand the daily use of automobiles, suburbs are remarkably inefficient communities built around the notion that fossil fuels will ...
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Overview

Since the end of World War II, American families have steadily moved away from large cities into suburban areas, with little thought to the ecological costs of suburban life. Creating neighborhoods with large single-family homes that require significant amounts of energy to heat and are located an inconvenient distance from schools, shopping centers, and employment districts that demand the daily use of automobiles, suburbs are remarkably inefficient communities built around the notion that fossil fuels will always be inexpensive and readily available. However, many experts have speculated that the Earth's supply of oil and natural gas is rapidly dwindling, and that the amount available may throw the world into a global, political, and economic crisis in the foreseeable future. The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream is a documentary which examines the rise of the suburban lifestyle, the costs to the Earth and the economy of our current living habits, where we may be headed, and how this situation can be remedied. Canadian journalist Barrie Zwicker serves as narrator.
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Special Features

Bono DVD: Incluye los cortos de películas antiguas: En el Suburbio y Destino Tierra
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2007
  • UPC: 094922830333
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Source: Microcinema
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barrie Zwicker Participant, Conductor
James Howard Kunstler Participant
Peter Calthorpe Participant
Michael T. Klare Participant
Richard Heinberg Participant
Matty Simmons Participant
Michael Ruppert Participant
Julian Darley Participant
Colin Campbell Participant
Colin Campbell Participant
Kenneth Deffeyes Participant
Ali Samsam Bakhtiari Participant
Steve Andrews Participant
Technical Credits
Gregory Greene Director, Camera Operator, Screenwriter
Matthew Pavone Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Silverthorn Editor, Producer
Ken Vandevrie Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fin del Sueno Americano
1. Introducción "En los Suburbios" [3:54]
2. La Historia del Suburbio [4:54]
3. El Crecimiento de la Urbanización: El Suburbio Contemporáneo [10:58]
4. El Apagón: Lo Que No Se Nos Dijo [3:24]
5. ¿Qué Significa Alcanzar el Techo de la Producción? [4:30]
6. M. King Hubbert y la "Curva de Hubbert" [3:58]
7. ASPO y Más Allá [4:05]
8. Las Consecuencias del Techo de la Producción Global [7:04]
9. Culpa y la Negación en los Suburbios Americanos [:49]
10. ¿Donde Están los Medios? [3:35]
11. Las Politicas del Techo de la Producción Global [6:06]
12. Energía Alternativa [4:01]
13. ¿Qué Se Puede Hacer? [7:43]
14. Conclusión: ¿El Fin del Sueño Americano? [3:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Fin del Sueno Americano
   Reproducir
   Capítulos
   Películas Especiales
      "En los Suburbios" Corto Cinematográfico de 1957
      "Destino Planeta Tierra" Corto Cinematográfico 1956
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