Wind Power

Julien Temple Directs Wind Power Movie

October 31, 2003 [SolsarAccess.com] Filmmaker Julien Temple’s ten-minute short, “The Wind,” commissioned by Greenpeace UK, was screened this week in Auckland, New Zealand, at “The Antidote #4,” a showcase of alternative political documentaries. Temple’s wind power documentary portrays a bleak future faced without a switch to renewable forms of energy, offering depictions of two possible outcomes — a world devastated by global warming and nuclear threat, or one powered by the force of the wind. Temple, who established his reputation with “The Great Rock ‘n Roll Swindle” and “The Filth and the Fury” (two documentaries about the British punk rock band, The Sex Pistols) said that with “The Wind,” he wanted to pose a question: “Why continue down an energy path to famine, flood, disease, and climate chaos, when offshore wind power can provide a sustainable alternative?”