GRAFTON, Vt. – The highly acclaimed documentary film Windfall will be shown on Friday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. at The White Church, 55 Main Street, Grafton.
Windfall, according to a review in the New York Times, is “an urgent, informative and artfully assembled documentary.“
The film follows the experience of a small rural town in upstate New York as residents weigh the impacts of industrial scale wind on their lives and the environment.
“Fascinating, insightful, and fair…an intimate portrait of one New York community in heavy battle.” —Huffington Post
From New York Times review 2/3/2012: Windfall, Laura Israel’s urgent, informative and artfully assembled documentary. “An account of rural Meredith, in upstate New York, when wind turbines came to town, the film depicts the perils of a booming industry and the bitter rancor it sowed among a citizenry. “…the film’s implications are clear: The quest for energy independence comes with caveats. Developers’ motives must be weighed, as should the risks Americans are willing to take in their own backyard. Despite BP’s three-month blanketing of Gulf of Mexico beaches in crude oil; the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan; and the possible impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on the water table, energy companies remain eager to plunder nature’s bounty in pursuit of profit.”
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Everyone interested in the proposed wind turbine project in Grafton/Windham is urged to attend. Discussion will follow.
Grafton Woodlands Group and Friends of Windham are co-sponsoring the event.