Catching the Sun

The race for clean energy is here.


Shalini Kantayya





Running Time

75 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

Green Film Fest Screening - April 16, 2016

SF Premiere.

Winner of the Green Film Fest Best Feature Award

The race for clean energy is here. But what does the "green economy" actually look like on the ground? Trainees at a solar jobs program in Richmond, CA; Wally Jiang, a Chinese CEO; and SF Bay Area community activist Van Jones, are all facing the ups and downs of the emerging yet global race for a renewable future. 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? Director Shalini Kantayya widens the climate change debate to explore the potential for environmental transformation to achieve economic justice in a solar-powered world.

"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

DISCUSSION WITH: Shalini Kantayya, director; and guests from the film; hosted by Julian Mocine-McQueen, Green For All.