Film: Catching the Sun

Sep 22, 6:30pm - 8pm

Film: Catching the Sun  photo

Catching the Sun tells the story of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China involved in the global race to a clean energy future. The film highlights 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? (Dir. Shalini Kantayya, 2015. 75 min.)

Special Short Film: Faith in Solar, tells the story about NC WARN and Greensboro's Beloved Community, and their battle with Duke Energy. A local David and Goliath story. (Dir. Michelle Benham, 2016. 5 min.)

As the longest running program of its kind in the region, the UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series continues to lend voice to environmental, sustainability, and climate issues affecting our community and the world. Join us each month for a new documentary film and discussion.

Help sponsor 2016-17 UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series! For details contact Sarah Dorsey at

  • 2016-17 Films: 
  • August 25, Climate Stories NC
  • September 22, Catching the Sun
  • October 20, Can You Dig This?
  • November 10 *, Merchants of Doubt 
  • January 26, Racing to Zero
  • February 23 *, Landfill Harmonic
  • March 9, This Changes Everything
  • April 27, Annual Sustainability Short Film Competition

* Location to be announced. All other dates at Weatherspoon Art Museum. All films begin at 6:30 pm. Free parking behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum

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