Rafea: Solar Mama

Rafea: Solar Mama

Directed by: Jehane Noujaim & Mona Eldaief

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Q&A with directors Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim

“The friendly, outspoken Rafea makes an immensely sympathetic protagonist with whom the Arabic-speaking helmers obviously established a high level of trust. It’s lovely to see how she blossoms under the encouragement of her instructors and fellow students at the college.” – Variety

Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in a village near the Jordan-Iraq border. She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate women from around the world are trained in six months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters. But can she overcome all the obstacles that stand in her way?

NR, 75 Minutes

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