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 a coda to its deeply intimate, novelistic portrayal of a fractured marriage and the complex dynamic between men and women in a faraway but important culture frequently closed to outsiders. For this beautiful and important work, the Special Jury Prize goes to Rafea: Solar Mama.
SundanceNOW Audience Award: Winner – Rafea: Solar Mama, directed by Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief, follows an illiterate Jordanian woman who becomes a solar panel engineer