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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
Runtime: 60min

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Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC
Limited on-site parking available.

November 27, 2012

FREE but RESERVATION required:

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with featured speakers
Jennifer Silberman
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide, Inc.


Safaa El-Kogali
Senior Economist, Middle East & North Africa,
Human Development Department The World Bank

[/one_half][one_half last=”yes”]SYNOPSIS
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]




John Hanshaw

John Hanshaw

founded WFI in the Fall of 2007. He has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He has degrees from Amherst College, Cambridge University, and GW Law.