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Title:Burning in the sun
Editors:Matlow, CambriaISNI
Robinson, Morgan
Year:2010
Language:French
Publisher:Birdgirl Productions
Geographic term:Mali
Subjects:electricity
solar energy
small enterprises
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
External link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yf6K_kOJds#t=13
Abstract:26-year-old Daniel Dembélé is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel decides to return to his homeland in Mali and start a local business building solar panels -- the first of its kind in the sun-drenched nation. Daniel's goal is to bring electricity to the households of rural communities, 99 percent of which live without power. This documentary film tells the story of Daniel's journey growing the budding idea into a viable company, and of the business' impact on Daniel's first customers in the tiny village of Banko. Addressing climate change, poverty, and self-sufficiency, the film demonstrates how a small-scale, local business model can provide jobs, appropriate technology, and empowerment to people everywhere. [Abstract from dvd-video]
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