The inspiring film Solar Mamas premieres tonite!

Women of the Middle East and developing countries have few options or opportunities in their lives, other than to be wives and mothers. This is what makes the new film Solar Mamas, which premieres tonite on PBS , so remarkable.The film follows the journey of 27 women – poor and mostly illiterate – as they leave their families and villages to attend a six month training course at India’s Barefoot College. There, they will learn to become solar engineers and, ultimately small business owners.

To learn more and find out when it will be broadcast in your area, go to http://www.pbs/indepentlens/solar-mamas.


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