Grantee Profile

7th Empire Media

Grants to 7th Empire Media

  • $125,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — "Solarize This" is a documentary that looks beyond the debates around climate change to explore how a green economy may actually be built in the U.S. It documents the experiences of three working-class trainees in a solar power jobs training program in Richmond, California. In addition to telling the stories of these individuals, the film examines clean energy policy in the U.S. and compares it with China, where solar manufacturing is booming. "Solarize This" is directed by Shalini Kantayya and produced by 7th Empire Media.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded 7th Empire Media $125,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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