Sit Back and Enjoy the Show!
Take a break from the show floor and attend a film screening at SPI 2018. With three different movies to choose from, you are sure to get a glimpse into the changing world of solar and how it is impacting different walks of life.
- Sustainable Futures: Survivor Girls | Tuesday, September 25th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Point of No Return | Wednesday, September 26th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Solar Roots | Wednesday, September 26th 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sustainable Futures: Survivor Girls
Sustainable Futures: Survivor Girls documents the impact and unexpected benefits of a solar energy and water filtration system that has been donated to a sex trafficking rescue and rehabilitation shelter for young girls and women, in Kolkata, India.
Screening: Tuesday, September 25th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Marriott Hotel's Salon F
Point of No Return
Point of No Return follows the epic journey of two Swiss pilots as they make an historic attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight. The Solar Impulse mission: to prove the potential of clean technology and inspire hearts and minds. Along the way, technical failures, unplanned landings, and stormy weather put the entire mission in jeopardy and drain their team’s spirits. To achieve their goal, they must push themselves far beyond their limits. A remarkable psychological drama unfolds, as they face gut-wrenching decisions and grapple with fear, conflict, and the unknown.
Screening: Wednesday, September 26th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Marriott Hotel's Salon F
Solar Roots - The Pioneers of PV is the true story of how a small group of backwoods engineers and business hippies brought solar photovoltaic technology down from space into homes around the world, delivering "solar power to the people”. Filmmakers Jeff Spies and Jason Vetterli spent two years traveling the country interviewing over 50 pioneers of the solar photovoltaic industry in the making of this educational, funny and touching film. The film spans from the early scientific PV discoveries in the 1800’s to the development of the Bell Silicon Solar Cell in the 1950's, the space race of the 60's, and the debut of terrestrial PV in the 70s before focusing on the colorful group of men and women who gave birth to the PV home power movement in the early 80's, which eventually grew to define the modern day solar industry.
Screening: Wednesday, September 26th 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in the Marriott Hotel's Salon F