The Sustainability Documentary and Dinner Film Series presents a screening of “A Race Against Time,” featuring David Letterman and Cecily Strong. This documentary is part of National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously,” the Emmy-winning climate change series featuring some of Hollywood’s most influential stars. “Years of Living Dangerously” reveals emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet.
In a “Race Against Time,” the energy market has an estimated global value of $6 trillion–a number that could be greatly affected by an increase in renewable sources, especially solar. In his first television project since retiring as host of “The Late Show,” David Letterman travels to India for the first time to find out what the world’s soon-to-be most populous country is going to do to expand its inadequate energy grid, power its booming economy and bring basic electricity to 300 million citizens who have never plugged in. Letterman interviews the prime minister, travels to rural villages where power is a luxury few can afford and finds out why the U.S. may play a key role in India’s energy future. “Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong travels to Florida and Nevada to investigate what’s blocking the growth of solar energy in the U.S.–and she gets the real story from industry insiders and a retired commissioner now willing to tell their stories.
Sponsored by the Denison Sustainability Fellows and the Office of Sustainability, the film series is open to members of the community who are interested in environmental and social issues. Participants are invited to dine in the President’s Room in Huffman Hall beginning at 5 p.m. The film screening will start at 5:30 p.m. The first 30 people to arrive receive a free dinner.