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Rafea: Solar Mama

Rafea: Solar Mama
Danmark / Egypt / USA/ 2012/ 1 t. 15 min.
Mona Eldaief og Jehane Noujaim
Mona Eldaief
Mette Heide
Energy vs. tradition

Rafea is a poor Bedouin woman from Jordan, who is given the opportunity to attend the Barefoot College in India, along with a group of women from around the world. She says goodbye to her daughters hoping that she will return with the tools to ensure a better future. At the Barefoot College the group of illiterate mothers and grandmothers are trained to become solar engineers over the course of six months. The goal is to provide their poor villages with electricity. Rafea's husband, on the other hand, is not thrilled about the idea.


Mona Eldaief og Jehane Noujaim

JEHANE NOUJAIM was raised in Cairo, Egypt. There she began her career as a photographer. After studying at Harvard, she has directed several documentaries, including CONTROL ROOM (2004), about Al Jazeera's coverage of the war in Iraq.

MONA ELDAIEF was born in Cairo and raised in the United States. She studied at the New York University, and works today as a director and editor in documentary and television production around the world. Her projects include working with Jehane Noujaim on the documentary CONTROL ROOM (2004).