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Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 September 2011 (USA)
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The surreal, fascinating, and tragicomic story of the battle over America's most controversial clean energy project, the Cape Wind offshore wind farm.



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Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America's most scandalous clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.'s first offshore windfarm...But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power. With full access to both sides, a commitment to impartial storytelling and fueled by a satiric 'revolutionary' soundtrack, Cape Spin! is "a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy". "It proves that environmental films can be crowd pleasers, and not at all just about the environment." Written by Daniel Coffin

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23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cape Wind: The Fight for the Future of Power in America See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA See more »


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$515,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Hilarious, sobering look at the Cape WInd debacle! Thumbs up!
15 June 2012 | by dorobachrachSee all my reviews

This film gives a mesmerizing look at the heated political battle between the advocates of renewable green energy and the preservationists of the New England coastline. An energy company proposes to build 130 tall wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. Both sides, aided by carefully spun well-funded informational campaigns - and the media reacts. Local reporting is fast and furious and the battle turns national - to the Daily Show with great behind-the-scenes material. The information campaigns spin half-truths and don't allow for intelligent discussion. Local media, lost between the salvos of the two camps cannot seem to dissect the truth. This film is a sad but funny reflection at political discourse in America. Highly recommend.

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