Escape from Suburbia

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Escape from Suburbia
(Full title: Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream)
Directed by Gregory Greene
Produced by Dara Rowland
Written by Gregory Greene
Music by
  • Tommy Gerencsen
  • Johnny Nixon
Cinematography
  • Gregory Greene
  • Barry Silverthorn
Edited by Dexter Ico
Distributed by Self
Release date
June 2007. Canadian broadcasters Doc Channel and TVOntario; USA Sundance Channel.
Running time
95 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream is a 2007 Canadian documentary film written and directed by Gregory Greene, as a sequel to Greene's film The End of Suburbia, and set to address what is termed "the upcoming energy crisis".[1][2] Through interviews with individuals, Gregory Greene outlines potential solutions to the coming energy crisis.[3][4][5]

Cast[edit]

Among the interviewees are former Governor General of Canada Ed Schreyer, author Matthew Simmons, author Richard Heinberg, author Michael Ruppert, author Jeremy Rifkin, author Thomas Homer-Dixon, U.S. Representative from Maryland Roscoe Bartlett, former CIA director James Woolsey, author and speaker James Howard Kunstler, and political activist and journalist Kate Holloway.

Background[edit]

The film resulted from director Gregory Greene having attended a Paris conference on peak oil in 2003. Returning to Canada, he devised a trilogy of non fiction films addressing the issues global peaking of oil supplies adversely affecting modern civilization. The first of his trilogy, The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream, deals with the problem of rising world costs in the face of dwinding supplies.[6]

The second in the trilogy, Escape From Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream, outlines how the issue will affect modern life styles and speaks toward solutions.[1][7] The film first aired on Sundance Channel in 2007,[8] and re-aired as part of their The Green television series.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Burrows, Matthew (August 16, 2007). "Peak oil director aims for sea change". Straight. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Documentary eyes sustainable future". Times Colonist. November 19, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Irwin, Tara (March 1, 2007). "Plotting an escape route: Greg Greene goes back to Suburbia". The Magazine. Retrieved August 10, 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Ballamingie, Patricia (January 1, 2008). "Suburban Dystopia and the Threat of Peak Oil: A Review of the Videos The End of Suburbia, Escape from Suburbia and Radiant City". Environments. Retrieved August 10, 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Hume, Christopher (June 28, 2007). "It's not too late to change world". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 10, 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Canavor, Natalie (March 13, 2005). "Running on Empty (page 2-4)". The New York Times. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Baldwin, Natylie (August 7, 2006). "The New Frontier". Dissident Voice. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Escape From Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream". Sundance Channel. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ "‘Green’ begins season with look at eco-visionary". Youngstown Vindicator. March 31, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 

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