Thursday, August 19, 2010

Windfall - The Dark Side of Wind Energy

The organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival announced earlier this month that the film "Windfall" will make its international debut at the festival this September. The exact date and time for the show has not been announced yet, but will be released August 24th.

Watch the trailer:

Former editor Laura Israel, meanwhile, makes her directorial debut with "Windfall," which Powers said, "shows a real sense of craft," in its look at the dark side of wind energy development and the potential for financial scams. ~ Indiewire

Synopsis: What do we really know about wind power? We are told it is "green energy" and reduces our dependency on foreign oil. That's exactly what the people in Meridith, a town in upstate New York thought when a developer offered to supplement their town's failing economy with a farm of their own - that is 40 industrial wind turbines.

Attracted at first to the financial incentives, some of the townspeople grow increasingy alarmed as they find out about side effects they had never anticipated. WINDFALL exposes the dark side of wind energy development and the potential for highly profitable financial scams.

With wind development in the U.S. growing annually at a rate of 39%, WINDFALL is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the future of renewable energy.