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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Earth Matters Month - Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle

Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle (with guest, Robbie Gemmel, film director)

Five years in the making, Cape Spin! "proves that environmental films can be seriously funny crowd pleasers and about much more than just the environment." Trailer: www.capespin.com

Question & Answer session to follow film with film director, Robbie Gemmel.

CAPE SPIN! is the surreal, fascinating, 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. CAPE SPIN! tells the incredible tale of how America's first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. Revealing the root causes of their furor, the filmmakers enjoyed unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the key players on both sides of the controversy. The tale frames the battle over Nantucket Sound as a microcosm of America's struggle towards energy sustainability. After 10 years, $70 million and 8,000 pages of analysis the Federal Government approved the wind farm project on April 28, 2010. But the controversy continues...

Time: 7 pm

Location: Prosser Auditorium, HUB

Contact: Dr. Frank Kuserk Phone: 610-861-1429

Email: kuserk@moravian.edu