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‘Windfall’ at Unity College Centre

Unity – The award-winning 2011 documentary “Windfall” will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Sponsored by the Friends of the Maine Mountains and the Constructive Activist Club at Unity College, the screening is free.

“Windfall,” the new documentary film by Laura Israel, takes a hard look at the future of industrial wind energy development and is an invitation to think critically about this alternative energy source. A must-see for anyone concerned about environmental issues and the future of renewable energy, the film looks at both sides of wind energy development when the residents of a rural upstate New York town consider going green.

The film focuses the issues faced by the residents of Meredith, N.Y., when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town’s failing economy with a farm of their own – that of 40 industrial wind turbines. “Windfall,” a beautifully photographed feature-length film, documents how this proposal divides Meredith’s residents as they fight over the future of their community. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, “Windfall” is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of wind development.