If you missed the screening, you missed a great documentary! Windfall was a beautiful piece of cinematography, filmed in a picturesque community.
The filmmakers took great care to chronicle all sides of the wind farm issue, including people who were for wind turbines before they were against them. It was illuminating, packed with opposing views in a struggling small town. Most audiences living in rural America could relate to this film on one level or another.
Is it green energy or greed energy? A warning we’re left with is to carefully consider offers from corporations that pop up from obscurity and deliberately broadside less defensible markets. What initially sounds good does need time to evaluate. It’s a compelling story that reminds us our decisions have impact on our neighbors and how easily a community can be fractured.
I would watch it again!
Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition did a wonderful job putting this free event together for their respective communities, including ours. They had the foresight to provide a question and answer session with one of the directors through Skype at the end. It was a thoughtful, classy addition.
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To learn more about Windfall the Movie, visit their website: http://windfallthemovie.com/index_1.html