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Screening Rafea: Solar Mama


Date: March 30
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Director: Jehane Noujaim - Mona Aldaief
Year: 2012
Duration: 120 min
Country: US - Denmark - England
Region: Middle East


Vegan Bedouin


On 30 March the Arab Film Festival presents, in cooperation with CineNoord, the screening of the film 'Rafea: Solar Mama'. This documentary is preceded by a tasting of vegan Bedouin bites.

Solar Mama


The Barefoot College trains 30 illiterate women from different continents to become solar engineers. This training is held in India.

Powerful woman


One of the women is the Bedouin Rafea, who lives in an encampment on the border between Jordan and Iraq. Rafea grasps this opportunity to develop herself and to give her children a better future.

Impossible dilemma


Her husband is not as eager as she is to follow the program, which puts her in an impossible dilemma: to go to India and never see her children again, or to stay behind with no prospect for a better life. Fortunately, her community is not so conservative as to ban cameras.

How to attend


Date: 30 March 2017

Time: 19.30

Start film: 20.15

Duration film: 75 minutes

Venue: CineNoord, Studio De Bakkerij, Bergweg 283, 3037 EM Rotterdam

Tickets: website CineNoord

Entrance: 8,-; Rotterdampas 4,-

Subtitles:  English


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