Rafea has never left her tiny village of tents in Jordan. Now she is traveling to India to become a solar-energy engineer, in hopes she can return and help her village to become sustainable and self-sufficient.
The stars of Solar Mamas are still searching for sunshine. Read an interview with director Mona Eldaief about what's happened to Rafea and her aunt since their solar engineering training at Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College concluded.
We sat down with Mette Heide, producer of Solar Mamas, to talk about why she and her filmmaking team chose this story, what inspired them along the way, as well as more about the Why Poverty? series of international films.