For Saturday, November 24, 2:30pm
Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, email@example.com
WSIU, Carbondale Library Host Community Cinema on November 24
Film: Solar Mamas
Carbondale, Ill. -- Reporters, camera crews, and photographers are invited to cover a free Community Cinema screening and discussion of the film Solar Mamas, which will take place Saturday, November 24 at 2:30pm at the Carbondale Public Library, 405 West Main in Carbondale. WSIU and the Carbondale Public Library are co-sponsoring the screening.
Solar Mamas introduces viewers to India's Barefoot College, where rural, poor, and often illiterate women from around the world are offered the rare opportunity to receive an education that teaches them how to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Barefoot's groundbreaking program addresses the needs of rural communities for both jobs and sustainable energy by teaching women the skills they need to create solar energy and then earn a living by practicing the trade and teaching it to others. In addition to an education, the college experience provides new friendships and an eye-opening adventure for women who have never before been on their own.
For more information, contact Vickie Devenport at (618) 453-6148 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at wsiu.org/communitycinema.
About Community Cinema
Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the Emmy® Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. The project brings to light unforgettable stories about unique individuals, underrepresented communities, or pivotal moments in history. It is the largest public interest outreach program in public or commercial television. Carbondale is among over 100 cities nationwide that are participating in the project. Community Cinema is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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