KU Science Center Presents "Cape Spin!"
April 16, 2013
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The environmental documentary film "Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle" will be shown on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boehm Science Center, room 145.
"Cape Spin!" is the surreal, tragicomic tale of the battle over America's largest clean energy project. When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a firestorm would erupt. The film documents how America's first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist.
While revealing the root causes of the uproar, the filmmakers enjoyed behind-the-scenes access to the key players on both sides of the controversy. The story frames the battle over Nantucket Sound as a microcosm of America's struggle towards sustainable energy.
Following the film, a question and answer session will be held with director Robbie Gemmel and a panel of local environmental activists. To learn more about "Cape Spin!" or to view the trailer, visit http://www.capespin.com/.