First 100 Days: Catching the Sun

Part twelve of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Catching the Sun.


Winner of the 2016 Green Film Festival 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.

Why is this relevant?

One of the biggest questions of our time is: 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.

How to watch the film?

Rent or purchase Catching The Sun through Vimeo, from $7.99.


Looking for more film suggestions? Check out the rest of our First 100 Days: Green Film Guide.