A must-see film. An eye-opening look at workers and entrepreneurs on the forefront of the clean energy movement that will transform, and enliven the way you see the future.  — Mark Ruffalo

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. Who wins and who loses in 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.  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 film was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick and nominated for a 2016 Environmental Media Award for Best Documentary. Catching the Sun released globally on Netflix with Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio and has been screened, as part of the American Film Showcase at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions around the world. I am thrilled to announce that Catching the Sun is now available for public screenings, educational and community events on New Day Films and on Kanopy.  


National Campus Tour 2018

A national screening tour of Catching the Sunis taking place in advance of Earth Day to use this timely film to spark a new conversation about clean energy in over thirty cities across the United States.

Screen Catching the Sun

Spark a conversation about the clean energy future by hosting a screening in your community!