Documentary

A pasture full of cows overlooks the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vt. Robbie Leppzer's film "Power Struggle" documents efforts to close Vermont Yankee; the plant was closed in 2014.
Robbie Leppzer / PowerStruggleMovie.com, courtesy

The Vermont International Film Festival is screening a documentary on Sunday chronicling the grassroots movement to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, and the events both global and local that surrounded its closure in 2014.

T-Bar Films

When brothers Tyler and Elliot Wilkinson-Ray were growing up in Richmond, their parents were hesitant to put them on skis. “It sounded like an expensive sport to them,” says Elliot Wilkinson-Ray. But a daycare provider suggested they try Cochran’s Ski Area, a small, affordable family hill. “She brought us [there], and it changed our lives,” he recalls. “Over 20 years later, we’re still passionate about the world of skiing.”