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Week of 6.15.07

The Unforeseen

In the 1970's and 80's, Land Developer Gary Bradley worked to transform Austin, Texas' pristine hill country into lucrative residential subdivisions, making both headlines and lots of money.

When local residents learned of new plans to develop 4,000 acres over nearby Barton Creek, they rose up to stop Bradley and his partners in their tracks. Whereas the developers had strong connections in the Texas legislature -- and a powerful ally in eventual Governor George W. Bush -- the city had an even stronger connection to their unspoiled home.

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This week NOW's David Brancaccio talks with filmmaker Laura Dunn about her new documentary, "The Unforeseen," which captures the drama, passion, and heartfelt convictions on all sides of the conflict without making easy targets of any of them.

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