FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LEONARDO DICAPRIO
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PETER GLATZER & ADRIAN GRENIER
DIRECTED BY SHALINI KANTAYYA
CAN WE BUILD A GREEN ECONOMY AND FIGHT POLLUTION AT THE SAME TIME? IS ENERGY POLICY ALSO SOCIAL POLICY?
AT THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE, THERE IS A RACE FOR THE FUTURE. “CATCHING THE SUN” SHOWS US A NEW ECONOMY AND A GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION. BUT ARE AMERICANS TOO LATE TO THE GAME?
Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun explores 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? Set against the struggle to build a ‘green economy’, Catching the Sun will engage new audiences in solutions to climate change and income inequality.
Catching the Sun offers solutions that can address the climate crisis and income inequality. The film offers a glimpse into the future of energy– and suggests how people can take power generation into their own hands.