Catching the Sun screening of the movie Catching the Sun followed by a panel discussion.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
7:00 PM

Court Square Theater
41 Court Square

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry.  With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy?

Filmed in four countries over the last five years, Catching the Sun is not a gloom and doom climate change film. It focuses on the human stories of real people who are working towards tangible solutions. Solving climate change can unleash innovation and transform an inefficient, polluting energy system into something radically better for our economy.

“A must-see film. An eye-opening look at workers and entrepreneurs on the forefront of the clean energy movement that will transform, and enliven the way you see the future. What is clear is the wonderful opportunity the transition to clean energy represents.”  – MARK RUFFALO

trailersnip.300Movie running time: 75 minutes

Click on the image at left to view the trailer.

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The movie screening and discussion are being hosted by the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley with financial assistance from the Harrisonburg Voluntary Gas Tax group and the Shenandoah Group of the Sierra Club.

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