Tag Archives: Solar Mamas

Celebrate Women’s History Month with These Docs




March is Women’s History Month, and, like a lot of people, of course, I feel like women should be honored and celebrated every day of the year, but the idea behind an official month is to, as stated on the Library … Continue reading




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Solar Mamas and Community Cinema Inspire Audience Engagement




Solar Mamas is an inspiring and moving film about Rafea, a beautiful and strong-willed Jordanian mother of four, who is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend India’s Barefoot College, where women from rural areas around the world receive training through a … Continue reading




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The Making of Solar Mamas




We 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 film is part of Why Poverty? and Women and Girls … Continue reading




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Community Cinema Turns 7 With an Intense Line-Up




Drum roll, please … Independent Lens is excited to announce the 7th season of Community Cinema, our program offering free screenings in communities nationwide. Join us this season as we kick-off the series with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women … Continue reading




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Announcing a Brand New Season of Piping Hot Indie Docs on Independent Lens




UPDATE: We’ve had a schedule change. As Goes Janesville will now premiere as a special presentation on October 8, and Solar Mamas will now premiere on November 5. Geez, the finale of our 2011-2012 season, Strong! was just last month, … Continue reading




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