Catching the Sun Film Screening

  • February 16, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Union Hall, 1311 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • Please bring your student ID

Green Umbrella's Energy Action Team invites you to join local clean energy entrepreneurs, business owners, and thought leaders on Thursday, February 16, to watch a screening of the award-winning documentary Catching the Sun. The screening will take place at Cintrifuse - Union Hall in OTR  from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

View the flyer here

The film tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of solar laborers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, all of whom are working to build solutions to income inequality and climate change through the deployment of solar energy.

In addition to seeing this award-winning film, guests will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the film's director, Shalini Kantayya. Shalini has received recognition from the Sundance Documentary Program, IFP Spotlight on Documentary, New York Women in Film and Television, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Jerome Hill Centennial. She is a Sundance Fellow, TED Fellow, and a finalist for the ABC | DGA Directing Fellowship. Guests will also hear from and meet with local leaders working to advance solar energy efforts here in the Greater Cincinnati-area.

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $12 for students and Green Umbrella members. For more further information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tremaine Phillips at or Ali Rodrian at

Event Schedule:
  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm - Reception
  • 6:00 - 7:15 pm - Catching the Sun film screening
  • 7:20 - 8:15 pm - Director Shalini Kantayya keynote and Q&A with local clean energy leaders
  • 8:15 - 8:30 pm - Closing

AIA Learning Units and GBCI Continuing Education credits are also pending. Please bring your AIA/GBCI member number(s) to the event if you are seeking to earn credits.

"Shines a light on a clean energy future"


"Award winning filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya's documentary broadens the often 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"


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