Artists' Television Access

In The Dark

Produced by Sleeping Giant Productions, 53 minutes

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am, $5 and up sliding scale

Rolling blackouts, the Enron scandal, the rush to build new power plants–California’s energy crisis is big news. In the Dark goes behind the headlines to examine the consequences of leaving energy policy to the politicians. From Marcia Sims, who struggles in the shadows of San Francisco’s Potrero Power Plant to nurse her dying sister and to prevent the construction of an even bigger power plant in her neighborhood, to the Latino community of South Gate, in Southeast Los Angeles, California residents are confronting the effects of a build-first, question-later power policy. In The Dark looks at the larger picture of energy policy, the viability of renewable energy and the changes possible by bringing energy issues to the electorate.

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