Een inspirerende en opbeurende documentaire over zonne-energie en vrouwen emancipatie. Vrouwen in derde wereld gebieden leren in het Barefoot College hoe ze verschillende vormen van zonne-energie kunnen benutten en worden zo solar-engineers. In deze documentaire het verhaal van Rafea.
An inspiring film about one woman’s attempt to light up her world. Rafea is an uneducated Bedouin mother from the Jordanian desert.
The college brings together women from all over the world. But learning about electrical components without being able to read, write or understand English is the easy part. Rafea is forced to risk everything, including losing her children, if she wants to complete the course.
Women make up half the world’s population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world’s poor. Of the world’s 875 million illiterate adults, two-thirds are women.
Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, produce half of the world’s food, but earn only 10% of the world’s income and own 1% of the world’s property. On average, women earn half of what men earn.