AMERICAN SAVANNAH

LA SAVANE AMERICAINE

By Ian LAGARDE, Jean-Francois MEAN

ID COMMUNICATIONS INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2008

A glossy, artful look at America's fascination with green lawns...”American Savannah” is the film that just might shake your confidence in 'the green movement'. A humorous and incisive journey though the history of man-made landscapes, the film cuts to the heart the 'nature-urban man' relationship.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ian LAGARDE, Jean-Francois MEAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ian LAGARDE, Jean-Francois MEAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Ian BOYD (Island Filmworks), Isabelle COUTURE (Island Filmworks)
    • Synopsis
    • Why do we love lawns so much?
      The answer is more complex than you might think. It involves anthropological, social, historical and even psychoanalytic components. It tells us something about our culture—and that of the curious plant we’ve been living with for hundreds of years. The lawn, that trim, domesticated, perfect stretch of green, is tied to our need to control nature and ’twas ever thus. With humor and insight, American Savannah examines the fascinating human insanity that is the lawn, casting an ironic gaze on what has become a cultural obsession.
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