RafeaCropInspiring doc by Mona Eldaief & Jehane Noujaim about the first Arab woman to attend “The Barefoot College” in India in order to be trained as a Solar Engineer for her Bedouin community in rural Jordan.

Bottom Line: The process does not go smoothly!

Opposition from her family (especially her husband) makes it almost impossible to succeed, but determination–plus the new friends she makes in India–give Rafea the will to prevail.(JLH: 4.5/5)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by both of us. Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. And to learn more, click HERE for the Rafea: Solar Mama website.


Top Photo: Rafea at home in Jordan.

Bottom Photo: Rafea with classmates in India. Women from all around the world come to The Barefoot College for training!

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Bottom Photo: With hubby Richard Bayard Miller at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival screening of Rafea at Lincoln Center (6/22/13). Who took the photo? A very nice but unnamed lady at the theatre 🙂

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