The Vermont Movie 4th Thursday Film Series
Thursday, June 25 – 6:30 PM
Part Six – People’s Power
Part Six tackles contemporary tensions over energy, independence, the environment and the state’s future. Chronicling the struggle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, it reveals the power of protest, the inuence of lobbyists and the importance of town meeting debate and a citizen legislature. It follows the battle over windmills in Lowell—a struggle over scale, aesthetics and environmental impacts—and explores thorny questions about economics, sovereignty and climate change. Finally, the devastating impacts of
Hurricane Irene reveal the power not only of nature, but of people and community.
The film will be followed by a discussion and refreshments. Free, all welcome.
Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie is a six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers. Using personal stories, rare footage, interviews and original reenactments, the series explores the history and contemporary culture of our state–and how one small state has made a very big difference. Each part is 80 minutes long and it’s not necessary to see them in order.