Event Title: 
Community Cinema: Solar Mamas
Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Address: 
135 Main Street
City, State: 
Montpelier, VT
Phone: 
802-223-3338
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the film "Solar Mamas" by Jehane Noujaim

Rafea, who lives in a small Jordanian village, is 30 years old with four children and a husband eager to take a third wife. With encouragement from her country's Ministry of Environment, she attends the Barefoot College in India to train to become a solar- energy engineer. The Barefoot College provides training to the rural poor to empower them to make their communities sustainable. Students include rural women from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Watch the preview here: http://www.itvs.org/films/solar-mamas

Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Lane Series at UVM, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM and the Rutland Free Library.

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