British Universities Film & Video Council

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Solar Mamas: Why Poverty?

Synopsis
Are women better at getting out of poverty than men? This documentary, produced by the Why Poverty multimedia project, tells the story of Rafea, a middle-aged woman from a poor community, who is selected to attend the Barefoot College in India to become a solar engineer. The film follows Rafea’s heroic efforts to get her family out of poverty: from learning about electrical components to soldering; all without being able to read, write or understand English.[58 minutes]
Language
English
Country
United Kingdom
Year of release
2013
Notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON_NQ1HnRYs
Subjects
Development studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
gender issues; India; poverty; solar energy; solar power

Online availability

URI
http://thewhy.dk/whypoverty/solar-mamas/
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Jehane Noujam; Mona Eldaief

Production Company

Name

The Why Foundation

Email
info@thewhy.dk
Web
http://thewhy.dk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+45 31 38 41 91
Address
Gothersgade 55, 1st fl.
Copenhagen
DK-1123
Denmark

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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