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Susty Movies: Catching the Sun

This is one movie I am totally anticipating!

Directed by Ted Fellow Shalini Kantanyya, this movie/documentary is about bringing a clean energy future to the present. Shalini calls climate change a “nameless, faceless enemy.” and this movie shows how tea partiers helped bring a new way in.

According their website, the movie is about 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?

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?

Watch the trailer below:



Jennifer Uchendu

Jennifer Uchendu

Founder, SustyVibes
Nigerian Ecofeminist passionate about sustainable development. You would often find me talking about African women and how their development will save Africa.