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PEFF : Cape Spin - An American Power Struggle
Date/time:Jan 26 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a firestorm would erupt. This film tells the incredible tale of how America’s first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. Revealing the root causes of their furor, the filmmakers enjoyed unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the key players on both sides of the controversy. The tale frames the battle over Nantucket Sound as a microcosm of America’s struggle toward energy sustainability. Learn more about the film at capespin.com.
Directed by John Kirby and Robbie Gemmel. Produced by Daniel Coffin, Robbie Gemmel, Libby Handros, and Josh Levin.
Director John Kirby, producer Libby Handros and Philip Warburg, author of Harvest the Wind, will participate in a post-screening Q&A.