What began as a childhood dream is now an epic 18-month adventure spanning the globe. Making history as the world’s first circumnavigator powered exclusively by the sun, Swiss school teacher Louis Palmer and his homemade Solartaxi have set out to prove to the world that a zero emission car is not a dream.
With stops at the United Nations World Climate Change Conference and renewable energy expos and research centres worldwide, Louis demonstrates to a multitude of passengers—including princes, movie stars, politicians and scientists—that solar energy is not only functional and efficient, but a reliable alternative to fossil fuels.
Director: Daniel Thomaser
Germany / 2010 / 68 min. / Documentary
Join us for documentary film screenings exploring issues from waste to food security to transportation. Presented in partnership with Planet in Focus.
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Planet in Focus is Canada’s leading not-for-profit environmental media arts organization. Since 1999, Planet in Focus has played a significant role in helping to raise awareness about the state of our planet through the power of film. As the producer of Canada’s largest environmental film festival, Planet in Focus showcases a wide range of outstanding films and filmmakers from across Canada and around the world.