Point of No Return takes you behind the headlines of the first ever 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.
Thirteen years ago, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg began building what many experts said was impossible — a solar-powered aeroplane capable of ﬂying day and night.
With the wingspan of a 747 jet and the weight of a car, Solar Impulse is extremely fragile. High winds or turbulence can snap the wings in two. But the dangerous and historic trip tests more than their technology. In an unheated, unpressurized cockpit, the solo ﬂight across the Pacific Ocean becomes a feat of endurance unlike any other in history.
Technical failures, unplanned landings, and stormy weather put the entire mission in jeopardy and drain the spirits of the team. To succeed, both Bertrand, a psychiatrist and balloonist, and André, an engineer and jet fighter pilot, must set aside their diﬀerences and go against the advice of their crew.
Point of No Return explores what it takes to do something truly groundbreaking, and documents how 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.
CLASSIFICATION: Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult
POINT OF NO RETURN
2017 | 95 min | USA
Directed by Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly
Followed by panel discussion with international celebrity athlete Samantha Gash, Young Australian of the Year and solar tuk-tuk adventurer Julian O’Shea, and founder of Amber Electric Chris Thompson. OPENING NIGHT! This event will be followed by drinks and canapes in the Nova Bar & Kitchen.
Presented by Amber Electric