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Category: Solar Electrification

The World's Only College for the Rural Poor: Channeling Gandhi, Creating 21st Century Solutions
Source: HuffPost Impact More than one billion people live on less than one dollar a day. Seventy-five percent of the ultra-poor live in rural areas with no access to clean water, education, or light. In...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addresses World Energy Congress 2013
Source: World Energy Congress On the closing day of the World Energy Congress, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reaffirmed his pledge to provide one billion people across the globe access to sustainable energy by 2030....
"Bring the Sun Home", screening at the 66th Locarno Film Festival
“Bring the Sun Home”, a documentary film about the Barefoot women solar engineers, will be screening at the 66th Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland on August 15 & 16 at Cinema Rialto. Watch the...
Film About Solar Grandmas Wins Best Documentary at Zanzibar Fest!
A film by Yasmin Kidwai about Barefoot College won Best Documentary at the 2013 Zanzibar International Film Festival! This festival is considered to be the biggest film festival in all of East Africa. To learn...
Rafea: Solar Mama Film Screening in Geneva Thursday, May 23, 2013
Barefoot College is delighted to invite you to the premiere screening of the award winning documentary film Rafea: Solar Mama at the Arditi Auditorium. PROGRAMME 18:00 | WELCOME DRINK 18:45 | FILM SCREENING Welcome remarks by: H.E....
WWF partners with Barefoot College in Madagascar
Read more on wwf.org.au And also on wwf.org
Solar Mama shines as beacon of hope for her community’s future
Rafea Anadi appears almost lost within her long, black veil. Short of stature and slightly bowed, she seems she could be blown away by the wind. But one look in her dark brown eyes –...
IDFA : OXFAM Global Justice award
DOC NYC – 2 awards : Special Jury Prize Winner – Rafea: Solar Mama: Jurors’ statement: “The Special Jury Prize goes to a story whose genuine hope and uplift, whose urgency of matter, are only...
The Making of Solar Mamas
Our team over at Independent Lens sat down with Mette Heide, producer of Solar Mamas, to talk about why she and her filmmaking team chose this story, and what inspired them along the way. The...