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Free Screening of Catching the Sun

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An 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?

A one-time, sneak peek free screening of the new documentary Catching the Sun, by filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, will be happening at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, VA on May 22 at 7:00 PM. The event is hosted by Climate Action Alliance of the Valley.

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future. The film follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry, and sheds light on the path to an economically just and environmentally sustainable future. Set against the struggle to build a ‘green economy’, Catching the Sun will engage new audiences in solutions to climate change and income inequality. A trailer is online at catchingthesun.tv.

Filmed in four countries over the last five years, Catching the Sun has the potential to engage new audiences in solutions to climate change and income inequality. This is not a gloom and doom climate change film. It focuses on the human stories of real people who are working towards tangible solutions.

Throughout the film, Kantayya builds on a revolutionary idea: That what’s good for the polar bears can also be good for the middle class. Solving climate change can unleash innovation and transform an inefficient, polluting energy system into something radically better for our economy. Catching The Sun will leave audiences encouraged by the hope and possibility of a clean energy future, and inspired to bring that future into being.

Event sponsored by the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, Shenandoah Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Voluntary Gas Tax group and Sigora Solar.

Tickets are FREE and seating will be first come, first served!