bring the sun home
Italy | 2013 | Chiara Andrich and Giovanni Pellegrini | 55 minutes (subtitles)
Maura and Rosa, two illiterate women from a village with no electricity in El Salvador have just arrived to India to attend a course to learn how to make solar panels at the Barefoot College. These ladies have never left their families, they don’t speak English and it seems impossible they will learn.
At the same time in South Peru Jeny and Paula, who have just come back from India, show that the Barefoot College is the place where the impossible is possible. They were wives and mothers, now they have become solar engineers and travel from village to village to bring the sun home.
In this powerful and heartwarming documentary, we see these women overcome their fears to become qualified solar engineers and community leaders.