Published DatePLYMOUTH — The world premiere of the documentary "Northern Trespass" will be shown at the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main Street, on Wednesday, July 10, at 7 pm.
"Northern Trespass" has been described by its creators, Indian Stream Productions and Atta Girl Records, as an expose on the Northern Pass, a controversial project of over 180 miles of 1200 MW transmission line which would dissect the state of New Hampshire from Hydro Quebec at the Canadian border down to Deerfield where the electricity will be exported to southern New England.
Northern Pass has been in the planning phase since 2009 and has been a subject of contention throughout the state since then. Thirty-two towns in New Hampshire have passed ordinances opposed to the project. Environmental and conservation agencies, such as the Society for the Protection of NH's Forests, Conservation Law Foundation, Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy and many others, have come out against it. In 2012 the State passed a law prohibiting the use of eminent domain for elective transmission projects which eliminated that option for the Northern Pass project for the present.
The "Northern Trespass" documentary will take the audience on a journey from Quebec, Vermont, New London, CT, and many towns in New Hampshire, allowing them to witness firsthand how the Northern Pass would affect the tourism industry, health, the environment, the White Mountain National Forest, property value as well as New Hampshire's greatest treasure, its scenic beauty.
Doors will open at the Flying Monkey at 6 p.m. for a reception party with complimentary light refreshments. Tickets are available at the box office and online for $7. Expanded concessions available: sandwiches, hot dogs, fresh popcorn, beer & wine. The producers of the film will be available for Q & A following the film.