Catching the Sun screening at Court Square Theater

catching the sunAn unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?

Discover the answer at a free screening of Catching the Sun, on May 22, 7:00 PM, at Court Square Theater, Harrisonburg, sponsored by the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, the Shenandoah Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Voluntary Gas Tax group.

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures 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?

There will be opportunity afterwards for discussion with industry and academic experts and  clean energy proponents.

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