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A Docudrama, "Harnessing The Sun" explores the applications and developments in utilizing Solar Energy to benefit mankind... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Dirk Wayne Summers 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bronson J. Brown 
Michael Kuklenski 
Dirk Wayne Summers 

Produced by
Bronson J. Brown .... co-producer
Dirk Wayne Summers .... producer
Cinematography by
Michael Kuklenski 
Richard C. Miller 
Donald Robinson 
Ronald Wayne 
Film Editing by
John J. Dumas 
Sharon Dumas 
Bob Kagey 
Bill Parker 
Lawrence Ross 
Production Design by
Scott Montgomery 
Bronson J. Brown (uncredited)
John J. Dumas (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Jon Christopher 
Samuel McDowell 
Set Decoration by
Frank Monteleone 
Patrick Palumbo 
Costume Design by
Bullocks Wilshire (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Christopher Endemann .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Bronson J. Brown .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Wayne Summers .... assistant director (as Richard W. Summers)
Art Department
James A. Bailey .... construction coordinator
Bobby Wayne Felts .... set dresser
Frank Monteleone .... property master
Sound Department
Bill C. Frasier .... sound recordist
Jason Michaels .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel H. Paplanus .... still photographer
Editorial Department
David William Steen .... negative cutter
Other crew
H. Richard Blieden .... production advisor
Barry Commoner .... production advisor
Jacqueline Green .... unit publicist
William Hawthorne .... scientific advisor
Vicki Herrick .... production assistant
David Mayer .... script supervisor
Teri Parker .... production assistant
Walter Orr Roberts .... scientific advisor
David Sternlight .... production content advisor

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100 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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A comprehensive presentation of solar energy uses., 31 March 2001
Author: David Sternlight ( from Los Angeles, CA

During the optimistic early days, this balanced film gives practical examples of what's been done with solar energy. Over 20 years later, we're still struggling with the economics of large-scale solar electric. Recent high oil prices may make this film an interesting and possibly useful revisit.

(This was one of the last films Joan Hackett appeared in before her untimely death.)

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