Feature Programs

Windfall

Sunday, Oct. 21 at 8pm ET/10 PT

Wind power is sustainable, burns no fossil fuels, and produces no air pollution. What's more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That's what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town's failing economy with a wind farm of their own comprised 40 industrial wind turbines.

This beautifully photographed feature length film documents how a wind farm proposal divides a town's residents as they fight over the future of their community. Attracted at first to the financial incentives that would seemingly boost their dying economy, a group of townspeople grow increasingly alarmed as they discover the impacts that the 400-foot high windmills slated for Meredith could bring to their community as well as the potential for financial scams. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, Windfall is an eye-opener that should be required viewing for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.