Celebrate the last ITVS Community Cinema screening of the year with a free screening of SOLAR MAMAS, an inspiring film about women in the most challenging of circumstances upturning the status quo and using education to transform their lives and communities.
Join us after the screening for a free Wine Reception hosted by SF Environment across the street at the Eco-Center Gallery on 11 Grove St. We’ll walk over together at 7:45pm.
(It’s free and proof of film attendance is required for entry)
RSVP at solarmamas.eventbrite.com
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Jehane Noujaim, Mona Eldaief, USA/Denmark/Egypt, 2012, 75 mins
Rafea, 30 years old with four children and a husband who is eager to take a third wife, is a Bedouin woman living in a small Jordanian village. She leaves her village for the first time to go to the Barefoot College in India to train to become a solar-energy engineer.
The Barefoot College in India was founded by Bunker Roy to provide knowledge and training to the rural poor to empower them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. The solar course at Barefoot College has women from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Columbia, and Guatemala.
Share in her story, and engage a panel of Bay Area leaders in a discussion about our community, the education of our children, the future of our environment, and the empowerment of women.
Featuring a community discussion led by Bay Area leaders:
~ Maya Finlay, Community Technology Facilitator, The Women’s Building
~ Sally Fox, UN Women, San Francisco Chapter
~ Konda Mason, CEO, Hub Oakland
~ Zeina Zaatari Arab Resource and Organizing Center
~ Moderated by Jonathan Remple, National Engagement Coordinator, ITVS