The Sins Against the Souls Of Our Communities

By Ross Hunter

I like this little clip of Robert Redford describing the damage created by short-sighted growth – terminal, non-restorable, gone-forever damage; damage inflicted by destroying the original gift of creation in order to sell off its enduring character for a bit of money today; how it feels to be the community remaining behind after the money-making has left.

It’s from the wonderful and universally acclaimed 2007 documentary “The Unforeseen” by filmmaker Laura Dunn about Austin’s struggle to preserve Barton Springs from development that would have destroyed it forever.

This is the first time we’ve gone outside of Georgetown in a post on this blog, but this is a clip worth your spending two and a half minutes with. I hope it touched you. Here are more film reviews and the DVD.

 

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