Film on Nov. 16 - Switch: Discover the Future of Energy                                                       

In continued celebration of the Shmita year, Adult Ed Committee in conjunction with the Social Action Committee are presenting the film "Switch :Discover the Future of Energy."

See Dr. Scott Tinker, a Geology Professor at the University of Texas, embark on a spectacular global adventure, exploring the world’s leading sites for all energy types, coal to solar, oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. His journey also includes natural gas, nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind power. Dr. Tinker delves into current and future worldwide energy use for transportation, electricity, heating, and cooling. He discovers a path to our future as surprising as it is practical.

Washington Post - "Switch is refreshingly free of hot air. It’s almost shocking in the way it sidesteps the kind of issue advocacy made commonplace by filmmakers Michael Moore, Davis Guggenheim and the like. Lynch’s [director] film tries (and largely succeeds) in taking a scrupulously neutral tack between extremes."

DC Film Review - "Every now and then a film comes to my attention that literally demands to be shared with as many people as possible. Switch is one such entity. It’s must-see entertainment for every person in America and perhaps the world."

Erin Geoffroy, Environmental Defense Fund - "Switch really puts all the pieces together, and makes me optimistic for the future. I think it should be seen by everyone…"

The event is free and open to the general community. The film has a running time of 98 minutes. After the film, there will be an open discussion. The doors open at 10:00 am where light refreshments will be available for purchase. Mishkan Torah is located at 10 Ridge Road in Greenbelt.

The movie, which runs about 98 minutes, will be followed by a lively discussion. Koffee Klatch opens at 10:00 so come early. Light refreshments will be available for a small donation.