This week the Obama administration approved our nation’s first offshore wind farm to be built in Nantucket Sound, off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. When completed, the 130 turbines will be able to produce enough electricity to meet 75 percent of the demand to the nearby islands. What an exciting moment in the environmental and sustainable energy movement! Though on the opposing side, there are local Cape Cod residents who aren’t very happy about seeing turbines in their distant horizon.
Enter Cape Wind: The Fight for the Future of Power in America, a film about the divisive controversy surrounding the Cape Wind Project that has been ongoing for the past 9 years.
It seems like dirty energy has been getting a lot of attention lately and more documentary films are being made that expose their business practices and negative effects. Cape Wind will be joining a number of these films (inlcluding Dirty Business) at our Reel Engagement Residency next month in San Francisco. From stories of mountain top removal to natural gas drilling to mineral rights and land ownership, participating films at Reel Engagement will focus on the design of community engagement campaigns that explore the consequences of our relentless demand for energy and natural resources that reveal glimmers of hopeful change from the emerging energy revolution.
photo source: http://www.capewindmovie.com