Point Of No Return

Soaring at 28,000 feet without a drop of fuel, nothing is predictable. Not the weather, not the technology. And certainly not the fate of a man, alone for five days in a fragile, first-of-its-kind aircraft with nothing but ocean below.

POINT OF NO RETURN takes viewers behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world, where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible. Not just to make history, but to inspire a revolution.

'This is a truly outstanding film that skillfully captures the emotion of two adventurer pilots and their crew as they attempt the unimaginable. The viewer is taken on their audacious journey filled with constant challenges and highs and lows, and is witness to an indomitable human spirit on display throughout. This is a very enjoyable film that I would encourage all to watch; I expect that it will be of particular interest in educational settings.' Alan J. Stolzer, Dean of the College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

'[An] absorbing documentary...A fascinating feat of human and scientific accomplishment.' Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

'A documentary that is as dramatic and thrilling as any cinematic space odyssey...A must-see documentary that not only inspires but also offers a powerful wake-up call to action.' Herbert Paine, Broadway World

'Filmmakers Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly captured Solar Impulse through the whole project...They've created a beautiful document of a dream given form.' Bradley Gibson, Film Threat

'A compelling tale of ambition and endurance...The lesson is one of taking risks, innovating, and embracing new challenges to create a better tomorrow.' Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

'Beautifully photographed...Impressive cinematography.' Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner

'Point of No Return offers a beacon of hope for transforming today's society into one which uses clean technology.' Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine

'Everyone, not just technology fans, green romantics and STEM graduates, will thrill to Point of No Return.' Don Wallace, Honolulu Magazine

'At the cutting edge of exploration and renewable energy.' Al Gore, Former US Vice President, Founder, The Climate Reality Project

'This very audacious courage - we need this kind of spirit to change this world.' Ban Ki Moon, Former UN Secretary-General and former South Korean Foreign Minister

'Huge step forward. It's absolutely extraordinary. It's pioneering clean energy.' Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

Citation

Main credits

Dockstader, Noel (film director)
Dockstader, Noel (film producer)
Dockstader, Noel (editor of moving image work)
Kanaly, Quinn (film director)
Kanaly, Quinn (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Mathieu Czernichow [and 4 others]; editing, Jean Kawahara, Christie E. Herring, Noel Dockstader; music by Dave Tweedie.


Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

Climate Change/Global Warming
Design
Energy
Renewable Energy
Science, Technology, Society
Sustainability
Technology

Keywords

solar power,solar energy,solar plane,solar powered flight,solar powered plane,aeronautics,aviation,engineering,solar impluse,zero fuel flight,Bertrand Piccard,Andre Borschberg,; "Point Of No Return"; Bullfrog Films