(2011 Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Grantee)
Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in a village near the Jordan-Iraq border. She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate women from around the world are trained in six months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters. But can she overcome all the obstacles that stand in her way?
Jehane Noujaim is a filmmaker and founder of Pangea Day - a four-hour live global broadcast that briefly united the world through the power of film. Noujaim was raised in Cairo, Egypt where she... more»