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Catching the Sun

As the global race to lead the clean energy future kicks into full gear, an unlikely ensemble of characters in the US and China make radical moves: activist Van Jones transitions from leading a solar-installation training program in Richmond, CA into the spotlight of public policy as his trainees fight for employment in a market that hasn’t caught up to their skillset; Wally Jiang, a charismatic Chinese entrepreneur, dreams of building a “solar city” in the Texan desert. Can the US build a clean energy economy to help solve both inequality and climate change?


Directed by Shalini Kantayya. Produced by Shalini Kantayya, Aarti Tandon, and Cedric Troadec. Executive Producers: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer.