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ITVS Community Cinema presents "Solar Mamas" (Washington DCJCC)

ITVS Community Cinema

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM (EST)

ITVS Community Cinema presents "Solar Mamas"...

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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.  




SarahSayeedGuest speaker SARAH SAYEED, co-founder and president of oneblue.org.
Sarah Sayeed   is a freelance journalist who covers State Department and other news in the Washington, DC area. She was a member of the Women's Empowerment Action Team on Education at the State Department, suggesting ways media can be used to make education more accessible to women and girls in Muslim countries. Sarah served on the Board of Directors of The Women's Center, the DC area's largest non-profit counseling and resource organization addressing the personal, professional, legal and financial concerns of women and families.

Sarah currently hosts oneblue.tv, a social media diplomacy project of oneblue.org, connecting youth on contested issues concerning the Arab and Muslim world.  She speaks publicly and meets regularly with media entities, community leaders, scholars and business professionals to foster and develop media strategies and intercultural awareness focusing on Arab and Muslim outreach.  Sarah completed her A' Levels in History and Economics in Kuwait and graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Economics, Political Science and International Studies from Southern Methodist University.  She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University. 
Series partners for Community Cinema [DC]
ITVS Community Cinema presents several public engagement events as part of Women and Girls Lead, a major public media initiative to support and sustain a growing movement to empower women and girls, their communities, and future generations. Women and Girls Lead is spearheaded by ITVS, the largest provider of independent content to public television. Starting with more than 50 documentary films by the world’s best independent filmmakers—and adding content from media makers and new partners along the way – Women and Girls Lead brings to life extraordinary leaders and citizens on the front lines of economic development, violence prevention, business and governance, education, and health.

SOLAR MAMAS premieres on PBS on the Emmy Award winning series INDEPENDENT LENS in November.   Check local listings.

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Community partners for Community Cinema [DC] Women & Girls Lead and "Half the Sky...." events:

          Girls Scouts Council of the Nation's Capital    GCE logo   

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Have questions about ITVS Community Cinema presents "Solar Mamas" (Washington DCJCC) ? Contact ITVS Community Cinema

When & Where

Washington DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM (EST)

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ITVS Community Cinema

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For a complete lineup and more information about the Community Cinema series visit: communitycinema.org.

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