Rafea and her children in the film Solar Mamas
Rafea and her children in the film Solar Mamas

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 unique solar engineering program that teaches women how to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable.

Watch Solar Mamas on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

In association with Why Poverty? and Women and Girls Lead, the film premiered this season on Independent Lens and is currently screening nationwide through Community Cinema, a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of Independent Lens films in more than 95 cities.

You can also watch online on the Why Poverty? PBS Video portal.

After watching the film, you may be inspired to get involved to help others like Rafea. To learn more about opportunities to take action, please visit Community Cinema.