a film by Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim
Welcome to India’s Barefoot College, where rural, poor, and often illiterate women from around the world are offered the rare opportunity to receive an education that teaches them how to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea, a beautiful, strong-willed 32-year-old Jordanian mother of four, is traveling outside of her village for the first time ever to attend Barefoot’s solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia in a life-changing, six-month job training program that will transform her into a solar engineer — and change her life.
Juanita Britton, owner of BZB International and managing director for Africa for Cardinal Resources of Pittsburgh, creator of the Red Bird Solar-Powered Water Purification System. Juanita delivers the patented Red Bird System, to communities and industrial wastewater treatments facilities. Red Bird is a self-contained, water purification system that is a high-tech solution designed to function in any environment and without any existing infrastructure. Senegal, West Africa is the site of the launch on the African continent with other launch site countries scheduled throughout 2012.
VIEW "SOLAR MAMAS" TRAILER
SOLAR MAMAS premieres on PBS on the Emmy Award winning series INDEPENDENT LENS in November. Check local listings.
Community partners for Community Cinema [DC] Women & Girls Lead and "Half the Sky...." events:
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