A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment’s unexpected response to human interference.
Real estate developer Tom Bradley has a dream: to build a subdivision. But the realization of that dream in Austin, Texas, has results far beyond his own imagining. Bradley’s enormous development becomes a rallying call for environmentalists, who fear it will taint the aquifer Barton Springs. Opposition to the project, in turn, is used by conservatives to muster support for the dismantling of environmental protections and, ultimately, the election of George W. Bush as governor.
Filmed in Austin, Texas
Directed by Laura Dunn
Executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick