Sensible Cinema: “SOLAR MAMAS THE WHY (OF POVERTY)”

When:
November 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2020-11-20T18:30:00-08:00
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Where:
Online via Zoom
This month our film features a unique educational facility called Barefoot College.  The facility deliberately selects attendees who are mostly women around the world because they found women are most likely to return to their homes and use their training to make lives in their rural villages better.  Use the link below to watch the film and wait for the “Reminder” notice with the Zoom link next week.

Sensible Cinema

   Sponsored by the UUSF Social Justice Council

 SOLAR MAMAS

THE WHY (OF POVERTY)
 WATCH THE FILM (CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE), THEN TUNE IN TO THE FILM DISCUSSION

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.)

 Click on the title (Solar Mamas) above, the Zoom link will be forthcoming to you by email.

  For more information please contact:  Melvin Starks (melvinstarks734@yahoo.com) or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

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