“Can we make enough renewable energy to supply the world and replace fossil fuels? How will we do that, and will we do that?” asks filmmaker Jamie Redford.
Highlighting innovators and entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, Texas to Buffalo, New York, Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution follows Redford – grandson of a longtime Chevron worker and son of actor/environmental advocate Robert Redford – on an enlightening cross-country journey to discover the current state of clean energy and see what lies on the horizon. The film reveals pioneering renewable-energy solutions that are making the potential future brighter than ever before, while underscoring notions of human resilience and social justice. Additionally, Redford brings his own personal point of view to this complex, polarizing issue.
Providing real, comprehensible answers to complex energy questions facing America and the world, the documentary looks at politicians, executives and activists banding together to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Highlighted by humor, compelling characters and insights into incredible technological innovations, this uplifting film spotlights a revolution that is democratic, resilient and sustainable, despite considerable headwinds and lack of action from the federal government.
Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution is directed by Jamie Redford; executive producers, Jeff and Laurie Ubben, The Neda Nobari Foundation, James Langer, Todd Clayton Chaffee; produced by Jamie Redford and Jill Tidman. For HBO: coordinating producer, Jesse Weinraub; senior producer, Nancy Abraham; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.