Sponsored by the UUSF Social Justice Council
Friday, November 20, 2020, 6:30pm
A program called Barefoot College draws people, especially women, from the poorest villages and teaches them skills to install, build, and repair solar lamps and water pumps. Solar Mamas is the story of one such woman from Jordan that joins other illiterate women from places like Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia. Their six month commitment to the Barefoot College program in Tilonia, India is the focus of the film.
The story revolves around Rafea, a middle aged Bedouin woman, who lives in a small village in Jordan. She is approached by a regional official as a candidate for this special program and learns how much it could mean for her family and the village. Like other women attending Barefoot College, she’s illiterate. without means to be educated, and burdened with the life of a poor woman in a rural village.
The film was directed by Mona Eldaief and Jehane Nouaim and produced by Mette Heide, all of whom are accomplished documentary film makers. Solar Momas premiered on PBS in November, 2012. (58 mins.)
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