Documentary film on India's Barefoot College that trains women with no formal education to bring solar generated electricity to their villages. Free and open to the public. Presented by Goddard College’s undergraduate program. Call 802.454.8311 for directions. Watch trailer below.
"Solar Mamas" is a documentary about the Barefoot College in India where women from all over the world, many of whom have never had any formal education, are trained to become solar engineers so that they can bring electricity to their villages. In particular, it follows Rafea, a 32-year-old Bedouin woman who lives in a tent in Jordan with her husband and four children. With the help of Jordan’s Ministry of Environment, she leaves her village for the first time to go to the Barefoot College and returns as an educated woman with the skills to earn an income.
The film is one of the first honored by the Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award, created to acknowledge documentaries that showcase the connections between sustainability, economic growth, and community development. Visit the Sundance Website for more info.