When: May 11, 2016 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: UNO’s Community Engagement Center, 64th & Dodge
Combined Rooms 201 / 205 / 209
Award-winning filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya’s documentary broadens the often faceless climate change debate to include people of color and explore the possibilities of social and economic justice in a soon-to-be solar-powered world.” – Julie Anderson, LA Film Festival
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?
Parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Engagement Center and all adjacent lots. Refreshments will be served. Nebraskans for Solar & Affiliated Renewable Energy Advocacy Groups will sponsor information tables. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend!