CATCHING THE SUN (US, 2015, 74 min.) Washington, DC Premiere
As the global race to lead the clean energy future kicks into full gear, an unlikely ensemble of characters in the US and China make radical moves: activist Van Jones transitions from leading a solar-installation training program in Richmond, CA into the spotlight of public policy as his trainees fight for employment in a market that hasn't caught up to their skillset; Wally Jiang, a charismatic Chinese entrepreneur, dreams of building a "solar city" in the Texan desert. Can the US build a clean energy economy to help solve both inequality and climate change? Directed by Shalini Kantayya and produced by Shalini Kantayya, Aarti Tandon, and Cedric Troadec.
Presented by The Iris Fund for Science Documentaries.
Discussion with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya follows screening.
Tickets, $10. Reservations required.
Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)
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1530 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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