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November 17, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Busboys & Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC, USA

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Event / Video Screening

Film: Solar Mamas

An IPS and DC Community Cinema preview about the Barefoot College, where rural women around the world, are trained to become solar engineers so that they can bring electricity back to their homes.

photo from filmSolar Mamas documents the amazing story of the Barefoot College, 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 back to their homes. The film is one of the first honored by the Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award, an award created by Hilton Worldwide and Sundance Institute to acknowledge documentaries that showcase the connections between sustainability, economic growth and community development.

Solar Mamas is part of Why Poverty? which uses eight documentary features and 30 online short films to inspire people to think, discuss, and be part of solutions to poverty worldwide.

Please register here.

Presented by: ITVS, WHUT, Washington DCJCC, Busboys and Poets, Center for Social Media at American University, Institute for Policy Studies.

Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series, featuring sneak peeks of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In over 65 cities nationwide, screenings are followed by lively panel discussions that bring together citizens, organizations and public television stations to encourage dialogue and action around important and timely social issues.

Community Cinema [DC] hosts screenings each month (from October to June) at Busboys and Poets and the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. ITVS also hosts special premieres and events in Washington, DC throughout the year. Click here for more information.