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Catching the Sun Film Screening

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 at the AMC Hoffman Center, 206 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria (across from Eisenhower Ave Metro stop, Yellow Line)
The Sierra Club's Mount Vernon Group is co-sponsoring the DC region's first-ever screening of Catching the Sun with the Institute for Policy Studies and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE).  

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?

The Director of the Institute for Policy Studies' Climate Policy Program, Janet Redman, will lead a post-film Q&A.

To purchase tickets, visit : https://www.tugg.com/ events/93417.  (Note: we need to have 100 tickets purchased by 4/5 in order for the screening to happen--so please purchase early!!)