In the fascinating documentary, The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream, the central question is this: Does the suburban way of life have a future? The answer it appears is a resounding no.
The End of Oil shows how the rise of the suburbs was made possible by cheap and abundant oil. And how that oil fueled the creation of a system where millions of people live miles away from where they work and where they shop for food and necessities.
With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, the film explores the American way of life and assesses its prospects as the global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.