The free monthly Community Cinema Series previews PBS Independent Lens films from September to May prior to their release. Films are followed by lively panel discussions that connect communities with relevant organizations, resources, and opportunities to get involved in some of today's key social issues.
In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back... with a vengeance. In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and Silicon Valley startup Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.
Post-film discussion will be led by Jim Poch, Executive Director of Plug In Carolina. For the last 15 years, Jim has worked in the field of emerging technologies and the healthcare industry. Late in 2006, Jim pursued his passion for clean, domestic energy by creating the non-profit coalition. Since then, Jim has brought together civic, business, and environmental leaders looking to accelerate the adoption of plug-in hybrids for environmental, economic, and national security benefits.
With the support of Duke Energy, SCE&G, Santee Cooper, and Lockhart Power, Jim travels North and South Carolina educating the public. And he'll be bringing some electric cars to the show for you to check out!