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- Summary: Wind power… It’s green... It’s good... It reduces our dependency on foreign oil. But does it? Or, is it merely a highly profitable financial scam for the many wind energy developers looking to erect industrial wind turbines in a town near you? Laura Israel’s documentary, Windfall, looks at boks at both sides of wind energy development when the residents of a rural upstate New York town consider going green. (First Run Features)… Expand
- Director: Laura Israel
- Genre(s): Drama, Documentary
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80It's a tantalizing case study that suggests ordinary people still have the power to steer a course between faceless bureaucracies and greedy capitalists, but only just - and only if they can find a way to overcome their differences and work together.
58Windfall is undeniably persuasive - and is likely advocating on the right side of the wind-farm issue - but the movie's case relies more on emotional appeals and frightening images of giant machines than on real, objective number-crunching.