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Please join WFI, Meridian International Center and ITVS
for another installment of GREEN SCREEN with the film: SOLAR MAMAS
Directors: Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim
Producer: Mette Heide
Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC
Limited on-site parking available.
November 27, 2012
FREE but RESERVATION required:
with featured speakers
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
Senior Economist, Middle East & North Africa,
Human Development Department The World Bank
Part of the Women and Girls Lead initiative, Solar Mamas is a documentary by Mona Eldaief (Co-director) and Jehane Noujaim (Co-director). The film follows Rafea, a strong-willed 32-year-old Jordanian mother of four, traveling outside of her village for the first time ever to attend Barefoot College’s solar engineering program. India’s Barefoot College provides rural, poor and often illiterate women from around the world the rare opportunity to receive an education that teaches them how to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Once there, Rafea will join women from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia in a life-changing six-month job-training program that will transform her into solar engineer – and change her life. Solar Mamas is part of the international WHY POVERTY? project, a groundbreaking cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via over 60 international television broadcasters as well as radio, internet and live events in November 2012.[/one_half]