May 26, 2011

Award-winning documentary on wind farms to show Thursday at North Boone HS

Staff Report, The Rock River Times, 25 May 2011

Undecided about which side of the wind you’re on about wind turbines? Are they a new crop for farmers and a fine source of renewable energy, or are they a detrimental to human and animal life and an industrialization of agricultural and scenic lands? Public officials and citizens may attend the local premiere of an award-winning documentary about the subject and decide for themselves.

Windfall, a documentary film by Laura Serail about wind farms, will be presented by Concerned Citizens of Boone County NFP, 7:30 p.m., Thurs., May 26, North Boone High School Gym, 17641 Poplar Grove Road, Poplar Grove, Ill. Free admission.

The documentary Windfall: A film by Laura Israel has won the following awards: Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, IDFA-Green Screen Competition and Vancouver International Film Festival. Winner Grand Prize:DOC NYC. The film examines the pros and cons of turbine installation around the small town of Meredith in upstate New York.

Filmaker Serail will be available by Skype during the event. Information: 815-277-9442.

From the May 25-31, 2011 issue

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