Shalini Kantayya, director of "Catching The Sun"

Shalini Kantayya: The Race for a Clean Energy Future

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7 p.m. at the University of Alberta

Award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya drops us into the middle of the high stakes, fast paced race to build a clean energy future—the biggest economic opportunity of our time. In her films, she tells the story of the rapid innovation that is disrupting outmoded industries and putting power back into the hands of those who need it most.

Not only is Shalini Kantayya witnessing change—her film work is helping communities take action. Her scifi film A Drop of Life is set in a near dystopic future, but it has already been used as a tool to organize water rights in 40 villages across Africa. And her feature documentary Catching the Sun uses the stories of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China to show how solar energy can be a powerful force for democratization.

Come meet a ground-breaking new voice in documentary film, and learn about the clean energy revolution that is happening all around us, right now. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Shalini Kantayya uses film clips to tell stories that move the heart, reach new audiences, and make real change in the world.

Donate & Win

Bring a donation to support the Campus Food Bank and Green Grants. Non-perishable food, toiletries and monetary donations accepted. You could win a $25 gift card to Carbon Environmental Boutique!

Images of Climate Change

What does climate change look like for people on the ground and in the front lines? Images of Climate Change tries to answer that question with a series of accessible presentations on climate change. This community event series is leading up to the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton from March 5-7, 2018.

Images of Climate Change is presented by the ATCO, City of Edmonton, MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.