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Shalini Kantayya at International Week

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Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science 1-430

University of Alberta

11335 Saskatchewan Dr NW

Edmonton, AB T6G 2M9

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Clean tech has to start locally. And it has to happen here. Award-winning filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya shows us that sustainable energy isn’t just right for the environment, but also means untold economic opportunities. In her films, she tells a growing story of innovation and ingenuity—one that’s disrupting outmoded industries and putting power back into the hands of those who need it most.

Come meet this ground-breaking new voice in documentary cinema, and learn about the green energy revolution that is happening all around us, right now.

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Shalini Kantayya will speak at the University of Alberta's International Week in January, 2018. Register now to guarantee a spot in the audience, and to receive reminder emails closer to the date of the event.

ABOUT CATCHING THE SUN

Watch trailer for Catching the Sun.

Shalini Kantayya's feature documentary Catching the Sun explores the stories of solar energy entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China. The film premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. It’s also part of American Film Showcase, and will be shown at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions around the world. The film won the Best Feature award at the San Francisco Green Film Festival, and was released globally on Netflix on Earth Day 2016 with Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio. Catching the Sun has been nominated by the Environmental Media Association for the 2016 EMA Award for Best Documentary and has been translated into 35 languages.

“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. What is clear is the wonderful opportunity the transition to clean energy represents.”

— Mark Ruffalo

About International Week

The University of Alberta's International Week runs Jan. 29–Feb. 4, 2018. This year's events will focus on how the arts can contribute to social and environmental justice. Join in for a week of workshops, film screenings, theatrical presentations, music, exhibits and keynotes.

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