OP Contributing Editor and Blogger Jerry Monkman has launched a Kickstarter project for a 30-minute documentary film to be called The Power Of Place.
Here’s the summary of The Power Of Place project from Monkman’s Kickstarter page:
The Film: The Power of Place will be a 30-minute documentary film that explores the negative impacts of Northern Pass, a 180-mile long electricity transmission line project that has been proposed by Northeast Utilities in partnership with Hydro-Quebec. I will combine classically beautiful landscape cinematography with interviews of those intimately connected to the land to show how the wild and undisturbed character of the land has the power to fuel inspiration, imagination, and an interconnectedness with nature. The main question the film will ask is “Do we want to trade this power for electricity that most likely won’t even be needed in New Hampshire?”
In 2011 Monkman made a series of short films about the Northern Pass transmission lines situation. These videos were produced in partnership with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. You can watch one example below and go to Monkman’s Northern Pass Vimeo album to see all of them.
Should the Kickstarter funding go through, Monkman will be using The Power of Place to sway public opinion and he will send DVD’s of the film to more than 500 decision makers at the agencies who have the power to approve or deny the transmission line construction in both the New Hampshire and U.S. governments.