Free Screening of PBS Documentary "Solar Mamas" and Talk by Award Winning Filmmaker
ITVS and WHYY, in partnership with Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, and Dining For Women, present an ITVS Community Cinema screening of
with filmmaker Mona Eldaief
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
11:30am-1pm (doors open 11am)
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(Wheelchair accessible venue)
This event is FREE and open to the public, but advanced registration is recommended.
About the Film
Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea, a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four, is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.
Watch the trailer for Solar Mamas>>>
After the Film
Stay for a discussion and audience Q&A with the director of Solar Mamas, Mona Eldaief. Mona Eldaief works as a director, director of photography and editor on documentary film and television projects around the world. Documentary feature credits include Control Room, Startup.Com, A Wedding in Ramallah, and Her Name Is Zelda. Television credits include programs for Frontline World, Discovery Channel, ABC News, and MTV News and Docs. Mona also implemented a video diary exchange program between Israelis and Palestinians, which allowed young people in Israel and the West Bank to create video diaries that were then shared to initiate an ongoing dialogue about the conflict.