Gimme Green

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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?

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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?

It’s 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 nation’s 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.

AWARDS

WINNER—Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ College Television Award
FINALIST—International Documentary Association’s David L. Wolper Award
FINALIST—Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Award
WINNER—Beverly Hills Shorts Festival, Best Documentary Short
WINNER—Phoenix Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
WINNER—Big Muddy Film Festival, Jurors’ Citation
WINNER—Oxford International Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
WINNER—Houston WorldFest, Silver Remi Award
WINNER—deadCenter Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
WINNER—Toofy Film Fest, Golden Toof Award for Best Documentary Short
WINNER—Austin Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Documentary Short
WINNER—Oxford Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
Directors: Eric Flagg, Isaac Brown
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Producers: Jellyfish Smack Productions
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2007
Run Time: 27 minutes

Additional information

Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.5 in
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Reviews

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    “In just 27 minutes this sometimes funny, sometimes scary film ambitiously pulls together the environmental, economic and social impacts of lawn cultivation, all the while toying with the idea of lawns as a symbol of social status.” – NewWest.net

    “”Gimme Green” only runs 27 minutes, but it is endlessly fascinating and richly entertaining in its celebration of lawn mania. Let’s raise a glass of dandelion wine to this fine little film.” – FilmThreat.com

    “Look out in particular for this funny, 30-minute film about the American obsession with having a lush, green, huge lawn at any cost” – WashingtonPost.com

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