Rutland Free Library holds its monthly Second Wednesday
Community Cinema film and discussion on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The film
"Solar Mamas" will be shown in the Fox Room.
"Solar Mamas" is a journey - one that might make a viewer
redefine what is possible. Can an illiterate grandmother, who has
never left her rural village, really learn solar technology in six
months, based on color-coded pictures and sign language?
Wherever we come from, at one point in our lives, we have all
been faced with a challenge that we doubted we were capable of
overcoming. This film tells a very human story of overcoming what
feels like insurmountable obstacles.
Two Arab American directors portray the challenges of redefining
the role of women in places where they have little to say about
their own futures. The Barefoot College and women like Rafea who
dare to make a difference have started a domino effect of almost
immediate technological and cultural progress in rural areas of the
world that few knew existed. Developed in India, the College has
adopted Gandhian ideas of service and sustainability into its
lifestyle and work ethics, and subscribes to the five
non-negotiable values of equality, collective decision making,
self-reliance, decentralization, and austerity.
The showing is free and open to the public. For more
information, visit rutlandfree.org or call 773-1860.
Watch and discuss "Solar Mamas" as this month's Community Cinema at
Rutland Free Library feature.