|a1 DVD-video (52 min.) :|bsd., col., ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aDirectors, Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim; producer, Mette Heide.
|aIn Solar Mamas, co-directors Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim look at how women try to find their way out of poverty. Rafea is the second wife of a Bedouin. She wants a better life for herself and her children. The Barefoot College in India takes uneducated middle-aged women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers - bringing power and jobs to their communities. This moving film follows Rafea as she overcomes difficulties to become a solar engineer, altering her life and that of her family. Along with a hand-picked group of other illiterate mothers and grandmothers from poor communities, Rafea's training enables her to bring power to the remotest places. Literally, she is going to switch on the lights.