Thursday Cinema
Sprawling from Grace

Salt Beyoğlu

November 8, 2018 19.00

Sprawlingfromgrace 2008 <i>Sprawling from Grace</i> [Banliyöden Yayılan Yıkım] (2008) filminden bir kare ©Journeyman Pictures
Still from Sprawling from Grace (2008) ©Journeyman Pictures
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Sprawling from Grace (2008)
Director: David M. Edwards
82 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

Questioning the effects of the American suburban sprawl, this documentary unveils the possible outcomes of continuing to build cities in the current trend. With a flawed sense of security, the promise of affordable energy has enabled the landscape to expand beyond its natural territory. Caught behind the wheels of trusted automobiles, and with the demand for oil outpacing the planet’s ability to supply it, this living arrangement is doomed to fail.

Detailing the dangers the nation faces if the approach to urban development is neglected to evolve, the film explores the efforts by state and city governments to invest in viable alternatives - ultimately revealing why innovative thinking regarding land use and transportation is essential to keeping society functional.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.