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EVENT: ‘The Way the Wind Blows’ film screening and director Q&A

WIND1_STORY_-_DEEP_HORIZONTAL_WIDE_F11671310_989459Yes 2 Renewables will kick off 2014 with a bang. We invite you to join us for a screening of the wind energy documentary, The Way the Wind Blows, on  Tuesday February 4. The event will also feature Q&A with the director.

So, what it the documentary about?

The small western Victorian town of Waubra came to national attention in the late 2000s when anti-wind campaigners claimed the local wind farm was causing health problems for residents. These claims resulted in an ABC’s Four Corners investigation into the so-called ‘Waubra disease’.

Intrigued by the controversy, independent filmmaker Neil Barrett travelled to Waubra to find out what was really going on only to find a different story. Barrett’s film counters the myths and gives locals a voice for the first time. Since the film’s release, Waubra locals have taken steps to reclaim their town’s name from an anti-wind farm campaign group.

Victoria has the world’s most restrictive wind farm planning laws which stalls critically important renewable energy projects in our state. Yes 2 Renewables has helped raise awareness about the Baillieu/Napthine government’s anti-wind farm laws since 2011.  In 2014, we hope to put anti-wind farm laws on the Victorian election agenda. Come along, find out about wind energy, have a yarn, and get involved.

WHEN

  • February 04, 2014 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • RSVP – and we’ll see you there!

WHERE

  • Longplay, 318 St. Georges Road, Fitzroy North, Victoria.

COST

  • Gold coin donation

For now, here’s some Frank Zappa:

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