Rafea: Solar Mama

Screenings

2013 Season
London, New York

Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan's poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. When she is selected for an intriguing programme called the Barefoot College in India, Rafea doesn't need to think twice, and travels to join 30 illiterate women from different countries to train to become solar engineers over the course of six months. Rafea immediately understands that she has a unique opportunity to give her children a better future and to provide the whole village with solar power.

Filmmaker(s): 
Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief
Year: 
2012
75m
Genre: 
Documentary