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Technology Award
2019

Honors the film that sheds light on technologies that improve living conditions and environmental sustainability. The film accessibly introduces decisive technologies that are changing or going to change our lives in the 21st Century in mobility, health, communication or energy.

Technology Award

Point of No Return

The film chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight, to prove the potential of clean technology and to inspire hearts and minds. Thirteen years ago, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg built what many experts deemed impossible: a solar-powered airplane capable of flying day and night. The journey tests more than their technology: In an unheated, unpressurized cockpit, the 5-day solo flight across the Pacific becomes a feat of endurance. Their journey captivated people around the world—it's a story of hope, courage, and perseverance that gets to the heart of what it will take to solve the biggest environmental threat humans have ever faced.

  • Categories Ecology and Environment

  • Director Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly
  • Produced by Far West Film Co.
  • Running Time 1:00:00 minutes
  • Country United States of America
  • Year 2017