Gimme Green: America’s Obsession with a Green Lawn
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Gimme Green: America’s Obsession with a Green Lawn

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Genre: Documentary
Director: Eric Flagg;Isaac Brown
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Year: 2007
Format: DVD
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Original Language: English
Studio: Allied Vaughn

SKU: 714497274126 Categories: ,

Description

Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets, and our outlook on life. Lawns are undeniably an American symbol. But what do they really symbolize? Pride and prosperity? Or waste and conformity? Its estimated that Americans use approximately 50 percent of their household water on their yards. By examining the social, commercial, and environmental pressures surrounding the green grass aesthetic, we begin to understand how a non-edible, resource-intensive plant could become our nations largest irrigated crop. From the limitless subdivisions of Florida to sod farms in the arid southwest, Gimme Green peers behind the curtain of the $40-billion industry. Spanning a wide range of perspectives and locales, and employing an engaging blend of gravity and levity, this documentary short examines Americans true motives for maintaining a lush green lawn in their yards.

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