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

Date:
Friday, April 20, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Shiny Object
Location Details:
1025 19th St, Sacramento. Off of K between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory.

Friday, April 20. 7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00

Just in time for Earth Day and the return of skyrocketing gas prices!
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream
Speakers TBA (check http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/ for updates)

Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old
Spaghetti Factory.

Since World War II, North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. As the population of suburban sprawl exploded in the past 50 years, Suburbia became 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 even more 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?

Hosted by Barrie Zwicker. Featuring author and New York Times contributor James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe (urban planner, author and lecturer), Professor Michael Klare (contributor to The Nation, Scientific American and numerous others), Richard Heinberg (Peak Oil educator and research fellow at the Post Carbon Institute), Matthew Simmons (CEO of Simmons and Co, former energy advisor to George Bush and one of the world’s leading experts on Peak Oil), Michael C. Ruppert (From the Wilderness), Julian Darley (founder, Post Cabon Institute), Colin Campbell (retired petroleum geologist for Texaco, BP, etc, and author of “The Coming Oil Crisis”), Kenneth Deffeyes (Princeton professor and former associate of M. King Hubbert), Ali Samsam Bakhtiari (Senior Expert in the Corporate Planning Directorate of the National Iranian Oil Co) and Steve Andrews (Denver-based energy consultant).

We are doing regular weekly film screenings with Fools Foundation on Fridays at 7 PM - most are $5 (unless otherwise noted in advance), and will have filmmakers out from time to time. Digital projection on to a large screen. Seating is on folding chairs - feel free to bring a pillow or cushion - or even your own folding chair!

You can always check http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/

To get on our email list, send an email to:
sacto_screenings-subscribe [at] shiny-object.com
or, to communicate with an actual human:
screenings [at] shiny-object.com
Added to the calendar on Wed, Mar 28, 2007 12:17PM
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